Around 79,000 Russians are currently in Egypt, mainly in the resorts of Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh, the head of Russia's state tourism agency Rostourism said on Saturday, according to the TASS news agency.
"The number of citizens in Egypt has been clarified," it quoted Rostourism head Oleg Safonov as saying. "On the evening of November 6 there were around 79,000."
Egypt's military has taken control of operations to put Russian passengers on flights back to Moscow after Russia suspended flights to Egypt, state-run RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich as saying on Saturday.
Dvorkovich also said security measures at Moscow airports were sufficient and those had been in place for a long time.