Russia's Energia space corporation announced on Thursday that it will take the first tourist on a space walk in 2023, under the terms of a new contract with a US partner.
Energia has inked a contract with Space Adventures, which promises to take two space tourists to the International Space Station that year.
"We plan that one of the participants of the expedition will do a spacewalk from the Russian segment, together with a professional Russian cosmonaut," said Energia, which is part of Russia's space agency Roscosmos.
The announcement comes days after Nasa signed a deal with Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic space tourism company to promote private missions to the station after a special training program in the US.
It also follows the first successful mission by Elon Musk's SpaceX last month to bring astronauts to the station on a reusable Crew Dragon spacecraft, ending nearly a decade of Russia holding a monopoly on shuttling humans to orbit.
SpaceX in March announced its own space tourism trip for three people next year, on board of the Crew Dragon.