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A Russian analytical agency has compiled a rating of the best cities of the CIS for winter trips. The rating is based on the analysis of the popularity of tourist spots this winter. According to the rating of the agency, Bishkek enters the first ten winter spots among the CIS countries for the New Year celebrations from December 30 to January 8.

The top 10 most popular cities of the CIS for winter holidays are Minsk, Almaty, Baku, Astana, Yerevan, Tashkent, Brest, Bishkek, Chisinau and Ganja.

The agency has also explained that tourists travel to the capitals of CIS countries on weekends, as well as to ski resorts: Karakol in Kyrgyzstan and Chimbulak in Kazakhstan.

The tourists come to Kyrgyzstan on average for 4 days and spend approximately $60 per day.

Bishkek is popular for inexpensive holidays and Baku is the leader for “luxury” recreation.

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