According to Euromag, the online booking service Oktogo.ru made a rating of the most popular foreign countries among Russian tourists in 2012, based on a reservation data.
The leader of Top-10 of the rating became Finland, the second place went to Estonia, and an honorable third place was given to Spain. Then follow Italy and Latvia. The second half of the rating opens Germany, followed by France, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Thailand.
According to Oktogo.ru, every tenth Russian travels independently. The experts of the service explain the popularity of the European vacation destinations as affordability of prices for accommodation and cheap flights to most European cities from Moscow and other Russian cities.