The Cyprus Parliament adopted a resolution in support of lifting the sanctions against Russia. Would this be the locals — and that generally cares about the Cypriots, — said the “MK” who wished to remain anonymous Russian immigrant.
Our source — who moved to Cyprus about a year ago and poluchivshij Cypriot citizenship Russian banker. Here’s what he responded to the request “MK” to recall what he knows about the attitude of Cypriots to the anti-Russian sanctions:
“The Russians tied for first place with the British in terms of revenue that they bring to Cyprus. Russian and English money, the whole economy of Cyprus. Given that it is an island, there is nothing else — only tourism, shipping company (shipping — approx. ed.) and banks. For Cyprus a good relationship with the Russian is very important.
European sanctions have indirectly led to a drop in the number of Russian tourists in Cyprus, because the money from the Russians anyway became less. Cyprus sanctions at first been affected, but not dramatic. And now, after Turkey and Egypt, when tourists from them “cut off”, thank you very much.
There is such an adjacent category (I refer to it) — those who have real estate here, but not constantly residing. Among them, the vast majority — Russian and English. While there is not be anti-Russian propaganda; but there are many Russians who would explain the Pro-Russian point of view. It turns out, public opinion of the part of the local, whose opinions generally have the Russians. In this sense, then Russian is very comfortable to live.
On the agenda of local residents, foreign policy at the end of the list. They are concerned about the strike of trade unions and tax credits. But to answer your question: the sanctions especially the Cypriots were not discussed. Only in the context of communication with the Russians who live here”.
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