by Tatevik Shahunyan
The online booking service Oktogo.ru has determined the most popular resorts in the CIS and post-Soviet area for the summer vacations of Russian tourists.
The rating of the resorts has been prepared in accordance with the data of reserved trips for summer 2014. According to the service, the rating includes one-week trips (accommodation, meals and excursions inclusive) worth up to 25,000 rubles. The resorts are an up to three-hour drive from the capital cities of the relevant states. The top 10 are Lake Issyk Kul (Kyrgyzstan), Borovoe (Kazakhstan); Lake Naroch (Belarus), Gagry (Black Sea, Abkhazia), Xudat (Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan), Jurmala (Latvia), Lake Sevan (Armenia), Palanga (Baltic Sea, Lithuania), Batumi (Black Sea, Georgia), Vadul lui Voda (Moldova).