Russian Lawmaker Wants Code Of Behaviour For Outbound Tourists
Petersburg politician known for his Orthodox platform and anti-gay initiatives
has suggested the State Tourism Agency release a uniform code of behaviour for
Russians visiting foreign countries.
Milonov, who represents the United Russia party in the St. Petersburg city
legislature, writes that special memos with warnings should be handed out in
airports and on international flights. He said such a campaign would help
prevent incidents and scandals in which Russian visitors discredit their country
and people through inappropriate behaviour.
tourists must know that no one likes night shouting or chanting of some city
name near the windows of a hotel,” Milonov said in comments to mass circulation
citizens must not lose their human appearance through consuming liters of
alcohol and starting brawls at beaches,” he added. “A vacation is not a 2 week
drinking binge by a seaside.”
said flirting on vacation was as inappropriate as alcohol consumption and also
was a disgrace to the country.
head of the Federal Tourist Agency Sergey Korneyev told Izvestia that Milonov’s
proposal would be considered in due course together with the Interior Ministry.
news agency reported in January this year that a total of 10 million Russians
planned to spend their vacations abroad in 2015 – significantly fewer than the
18 million in 2014.
is well-known for his extravagant initiatives, including a proposed ban on
topless walks in public places, resettlement of the homeless, criminalizing
prostitution and introducing fines for fake accounts on social networks.
trademark is the relentless anti-gay campaign that started with a ban on
propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations to minors (introduced 1st
in St. Petersburg and then throughout the country) and included last year’s
suggestion to ban all Apple products because of Tim Cook’s open homosexuality
and this year’s urge to ban the Game of Thrones series as a threat to family