By Matthew Roscoe • 20 October 2022 • 8:44
Vladimir Putin has abolished Rostourism via a decree published on October 20 and its functions will be transferred to the Ministry of Economic Development, including judicial obligations.
The decision was taken as part of improving public administration in the field of tourism and tourism activities.
“In order to improve public administration in the sphere of tourism and tourist activity, increase the efficiency of development of the tourist industry and optimise the structure of federal executive bodies,” the decree said.
“I decree: 1. To abolish the Federal Agency for Tourism. 2. Transfer functions of the abolished Federal Agency for Tourism to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation”,” Putin wrote.
The Federal Agency for Tourism was responsible for rendering state services, managing state property and performing law-enforcement functions in the field of tourism.
The decree signed by Putin came into force from the date of its signing – October 20.
As noted, the Federal Agency for Tourism was formed in 2004 and since 2019, the department has been headed by Zarina Doguzova.
Last month, Zarina Doguzova was forced to answer questions about tourist trips during the period of partial mobilisation, both abroad and within Russia after Kazakhstan reportd traffic jams on border with Russia as citizens tried to avoid the military draft.
Doguzova said on September 14: “Based on the information that we have at the moment, if you have not received a summons, then you can go on trips. We do not have information about any restrictive regulations at the federal level.
Also, on the advice of the head of the State Duma Defence Committee, for clarifications, you can contact the military registration and enlistment office to which you are assigned.”
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