On June 10, Russia withdrew from the World Tourism Organization because of its support for discrimination against our country. Such international organizations as a whole do not greatly influence the tourism industry, Natalia Kostenko, deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on Tourism and Tourism Infrastructure Development, told Parliamentary Gazeta.
Russia joined the World Tourism Organization in 1975. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed the order to withdraw on June 10, 2022. The Foreign Ministry stressed that the organization is “monopolized by the EU countries”, using it in their own interests. As Presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said at the time, this decision would not affect the development of the tourism industry in any way.
According to Natalia Kostenko, Russia is now developing domestic tourism and expanding cooperation with its closest neighbors. “The development of national routes, road infrastructure and the promotion of travel within the country will allow more people to spend their free time not only in the country,” said Natalya Kostenko.
According to her, the Russians have recently rediscovered the Caucasus. The Stavropol Territory, previously undeservedly forgotten, has become the center of sanatorium treatment. The Chechen Republic is now one of the safest and most interesting regions for travel. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are about 200 ski resorts in the country.
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