Voices from Russia

Thursday, 29 July 2010

29 July 2010. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Russians Fancy Monarchy

Russians Fancy Monarchy

Sergei Yolkin



The interest of foreign tourists in the British monarchy and its related attractions in the British tourism industry brings an annual income of 500 million UK Pounds (23.571 billion Roubles 780.884 million USD 597.61 million Euros), with Russian tourists loving the royal family of Great Britain more than any of their foreign “colleagues “according to a study conducted by the British tourist organisation VisitBritain. VisitBritain conducted a survey involving 25,000 people in 30 countries to reveal their attitude to the British Royal Family. Russians more often than any others in the poll agreed with the statement, “I’ve always wanted to visit Buckingham Palace”, whilst 83 percent of Russian tourist certainly would like to visit places connected with the royal family during a trip to the UK. At the same time, in France, this proportion was 50 percent, in the USA, 57 percent, and in China, 71 percent. The top five most visited UK (and London) sites associated with past and present of the monarchy are the Tower of London, which was a former royal residence and prison, and is now a repository of treasures and state symbols of the British Crown; the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the complex includes the Queen’s House, the residence of the wives of James I and Charles I; the Victoria and Albert Museum, which is based on the collection of the Great Exhibition in 1851; St Paul’s Cathedral, which hosted the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana, as well as other state ceremonies; and Westminster Abbey, the traditional place of royal weddings and funerals.

29 July 2010

Sergei Yolkin




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