Russian tourism officials have reported that up to 16,000 travellers are stranded abroad after the latest in a string of travel operator failures due to the consequences of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.Tour operator Labirint (Labyrinth) announced over last weekend that it had ceased operations, leaving 27,000 Russians “abroad without return tickets,” according to the Tourhelp service of Russian foreign tour agencies.Officials said that after making emergency arrangements they had been able to bring a third home, cutting the number stuck abroad to just under 16,000.Oleg Safonov, acting head of tourism agency Rostouris, said: “We hope to have everyone home

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