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    According to the Russian ambassador to Austria, the Day of Russian Regions will be held in Vienna this November.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Day of Russian Regions will be held in Vienna this November, with the timing coinciding with the meeting of the Russian-Austrian Business Council, the Russian ambassador to Austria told Sputnik Friday.

    "The business council uniting businesspeople of Russia and Austria is working very effectively. We have arranged a number of major events this fall, including the Russian Regions Day in Vienna. It will be held in November, when we will be holding the next meeting of the Russian-Austrian business council," Dmitry Lubinsky said.

    Moreover, Russia will open an official tourism bureau in Vienna as part of the 2017 Russia-Austria tourism cross-year, Lubinsky said.

    "As part of the preparations to the 2017 tourism cross-year, the opening of the Russian Tourism Bureau in Vienna will become an important event. We believe we can it finish it by the year-end," Lubinsky said.

    He stressed that tourism is a very prospective area as it is interlinked with business, medicine and many other spheres. The ambassador added also that the program of the 2017 cross year is now being elaborated and will include not only the capitals of Russia and Austria, but also the feral lands of Austria and Russian regions.

    "These events will be accompanied by a vast cultural program, because tourism is an all-encompassing area that is interlinked with business, business and leisure," Lubinsky said.

    The tourism office in Vienna is expected to boost the number of Austrian tourists in Russia.

    In 2017, the two countries will mark 500 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Austria.


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