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    Egyptian Shops Start Accepting Russian Rubles

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    The first step of a Russian-Egyptian agreement is coming to life as the Russian ruble begins circulating in Egypt.

    The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism announced Wednesday that a number of Egyptian shops and companies are to start accepting payments in Russian rubles.

    This unprecedented step was taken as Egypt attempts to increase the attractiveness of the country as a destination for Russian holidaymakers, and reverse recent declines in tourist numbers.

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