Russian travel agency offers vacations to tour the, er, Syrian civil war

Anatoly Aronov, president of the First Patent Company, reportedly helped to file Megapolis’s licensing application with Moscow.

“People are curious to see the history made in front of them,” he told the Daily Mail. “We will be one kilometer away from the front at the very closest. But not any closer. It’s safe. On no occasion will we be giving weapons to tourists.”

While he admits the appeal is “niche,” Aronov told Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta of the various perks he sees for Russians traveling to Syria right now.

He said there are a large number of Syrians who have studied at Russian universities and therefore speak the language, meaning tourists don’t need to worry about interpreters.

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