Tourism chief says 79,000 Russians are still in country

Rostourism head, Oleg Safonov has revealed that 79,000 Russians are in Egypt after suspended flight

Passengers stand in a line to get registered for the flight ZF 9785 of Azur Air from Domodedovo airport to Sharm al-Sheikh outside Moscow, Russia, November 6, 2015.

Around 79,000 Russians are currently in Egypt, mainly in the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm al-Sheikh, the head of Russia's state tourism agency Rostourism said on Saturday, according to the TASS news agency.

"The number of citizens in Egypt has been clarified," it quoted Rostourism head Oleg Safonov as saying. "On the evening of Nov. 6 there were around 79,000."

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