The head of the Society for the protection of clients 'rights Mikhail Anshakov admitted in the interview to the newspaper VIEW that he was expecting such a violent reaction to a "Memo" for tourists in Crimea, And said, calling the Crimea " occupied territory ", I mean legal, not A political category.
"We realized that the topic is quite relevant. That explained up To the Kremlin, on the one hand, well - told Anshakov.- On the reverse side, It shows that we have Some not literally healthy situation. After all, We don't Have in the 1st place, to inform Russian citizens about the obvious problems that they are able to occur. And those Forced to deal with the foreign Ministry And the Federal tourism Agency. They butmostly during this time. Complaints from customers are received, people have real problems arise. And for Some reason when We are doing their thing straight And to fill the vacuum of legal education instead of the same Foreign Ministry And the Federal tourism Agency, on all the attacks come. This, in my OPINION, wrong, But From the opposite side, It is expected ". He explained that wording such as "occupied area" are not an expression of political positions, And legal categories." We just called a spade a spade. It's not an insult of Some sort, - says the head of ozpp. I have as a citizen of his own political position, But in this memo, We are not a political position expressed. The occupied territories are From the position of international law. Russia declared one of the constitutional principles of the priority of international law. Many politicians don't like It, But, somehow, It is. And From the perspective of international law Crimea region of Ukraine And the actions of its annexation is occupation. We literally quoted the norms of international law, where it is reported how such situations should be assessed. We lawyers And the duty to apply proper terminology And pick the right choice. Another thing is that if us did the foreign Ministry or the Federal tourism Agency, They could not apply less diplomatic expression - It's easier diplomats - And to explain to the Russians. But They do not. Had to do We." Remember, in the memo, which last weekend created a furor in the blogosphere, for example, reported: "Russian tourist organization, usually do not lead To consumers complete And accurate information about any problems that are able to arise for the tourists when visiting the occupied territories, because more have expressed interest in selling tourism products ". The following are tips, for example: "if you need to visit the Peninsula of Crimea should not break the law of Ukraine And obtain permission from the Ukrainian border service, crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border through the checkpoint in the Kherson region ". Explaining the Memo ozpp, the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that the recommendation to Russian tourists in front of the entrance to the Crimea to get the permission of the Kiev authorities, absurd, this region is part of Russia. First Deputy Prime Minister of Crimea Dmitry Polonsky said that the Memo ozpp the regional authorities have described as a information discharge, aimed at disrupting the holiday season, And called on tourists from Russia not to succumb to the influence of " horror stories ". Prior to that, a member of the Federation Council from the Republic of Crimea Sergey Ecowater that believes the message of the Society for the protection of the rights of customers about the Fact that the trip to the Crimea it is necessary to agree With Ukraine, is a diversion.