As you might have worked out your blogger is on holiday in Thailand. I have been in Phuket for the last few days going on sightseeing and snorkeling trips to the offshore islands in the Indian Ocean. One thing that stuck me was the mix of foreign tourists, overwhelmingly Chinese and Russian. Actually I can't remember anyone I met in the last three days speaking English. The only English I have heard is a few Thai tour guides attempting to explain things in English to their Russian clients.
Going into the main tourist spots there are Russian restaurants and signage alongside with signs only in Thai and Chinese.
Why would a Russian tourist go to run down Turkey when they could come to Thailand and stay in a new hotel and explore national park islands with guides that actually like them.