Logo design "group of seven" summit ELMAU in the Bavarian was worth almost EUR 80 thousand, has informed the German government in response to the request of the public organization.
The German authorities explained such a large sum, most importantly the fact that the logo had to change " due to the current political situation and the consequent reduction in the number of participants ".
Designers began to work on logo in February 2014, but after the exclusion of Russia from the G8 in March they had to practice to start again.
High costs at the G7 summit in Ellmau aroused criticism in Germany. According to the interior Ministry of Germany, the event at a cost of 200 million euros, but the taxpayers Union of Bavaria gave an assessment of his conduct at 360 million euros.
The leaders of the countries "the seven" in March this year decided to stop for a while work with Russia in the G8 format because of the Russian position on Crimea and Ukraine. The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergei Lavrov said on this issue that the Russian Federation no one was excluded from the G8, because "eight" is just a club, which brings together Leaders of major countries to discuss issues of mutual interest, and not some kind of structure, where you can kick " and no procedural mechanisms of the exception does not happen.