The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova rebuffed the head of the foreign Ministry of Montenegro to Serrano Darmanovic, accusing Moscow of hindering his country’s admission to NATO, and almost in a coup. The Russian diplomat has advised fellow “think twice before you go to Montenegro”. For domestic travel companies, this statement became a bolt from the blue. This Balkan state is one of the most popular zones of rest of Russians, many of whom have long got here your own home.
According to Zakharova, “At a time when Montenegro continues whipping up anti-Russian hysteria in the background of the overall regression of bilateral relations, are forced to urge Russian citizens to think twice before going to this country. The worst advertising Montenegro, than the statement of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Serrano Germanovich against Russia, Russians and Russian investors to think hard”.
According to the representative of the Russian Union of travel industry Irina Tyurina, Montenegro is one of the most popular among domestic tourists holiday destination. At the end of last year here rested about 254 thousand Russians. In comparison with the year 2015 the number of Russian tourists visiting Montenegro increased by 9%. “Moreover, many of our compatriots have already bought property here. They will be forced to drive in this country and will continue to do so, as before,” — said the expert.
Indeed, millions of square meters of residential and industrial facilities in Montenegro belongs to Russians. Moreover, as estimated by the statistical Agency Monstat, every third company in this country owned by foreigners assigned to Russian owners. However, to obtain a residence permit in Montenegro requires not only the presence of the business. Enough to buy a residential or commercial object on the territory of the country. According to the chief of analytical Department UK “BK-Savings” Sergei Suverov actually for the Russians, Montenegro has become a real “home region”. “In General, the rhetoric that looks like a criticism of a certain region of the world, and sounding with the official authorities, does not Bode well. There are instances when after these, at first glance, quite the event of bickering, followed by more stringent political and economic consequences. Therefore, it is possible that now to commercial projects, as well as to the tourist travel to this country, the Russians will be more attentive”, — the expert believes.
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