The visit of Polish students who arrived in the Russian Federation, the Crimea Peninsula has caused a backlash from Polish media and the Polish-Russian Centre for dialogue and accord, which called it "politicized" and "immoral" step, the Agency Sputnik.
An invitation to visit the Russian Federation has received fifteen students from Poland who won the competition on Russian literature.
in the visit program of Russia for Polish students, the organizers have included located in Crimea museums and memorials dedicated to Russian writers and poets.
Located in the capital of Poland Polish-Russian centre for dialogue and reconciliation has condemned the trip.
"taking into account that the Western Commonwealth expresses a common position on support of Ukraine (on the Crimean issue - ed.), the Polish youth visit to this territory - the immoral action, it is an attempt to politicize the idea of the youth exchange ", said project Manager ?ukasz Adamski the Centre on the air " Radio Poland ", adding, because this creates as if the wrong impression about the fact that Crimea is part of Russian territory.
The Radio also stressed that students, " especially in the Polish co-organizers of the trip ", have the possibility to cause problems with the Ukrainian authorities, who emphasize that all trips are required to the Peninsula as if to be consistent with them.
simultaneously, the Director of the Russian-Polish Center for dialogue and accord Yuri Bondarenko responded to complaints that cultural exchange is not a " political event ".
"I think that Poland is a democratic country whose citizens can evaluate the situation on their own ", he added.