Krasnodar, 26 June – Yug Times. Last week, a number of new laws regulating public recreation took effect in the Krasnodar region. We have asked Yuri Burlachko, Chair of the regional Legislative Assembly, to explain their provisions and comment on other issues related to holidaymaking and tourism.
“What the new amendments will do is define more exactly the measures of governmental support of the recreation of children in the [Krasnodar] region. I can state that the legislative base of this activity will continue to improve.
“Taking into consideration a peculiar importance of this issue, we will have the second hearing of the bill during the next session in July.
“The regional budget-2018 provides for about 2 billion roubles to be spent for the recreation of children. This year, about 640,000 underage holidaymakers will spend the summer in the health resorts of the region, including 420,000 children from Kuban and about 220,000 from other Russian regions and abroad.
“Undoubtedly, it’s Anapa that plays a key role in the sphere of children’s recreation. This city has for a long time been known as the country’s main children resort.
“I am glad that the city’s resort infrastructure is growing and developing. For instance, this year one new children’s tourist camp has opened there.
“Anapa is actively receiving its young guests. Children are coming from all corners of the country. Say, an entire Train of Health has arrived from Yekaterinburg and brought 550 young inhabitants of the Ural region.
“Altogether, more than 100,000 kids will be visiting Anapa this year in organized groups, which is 1.5 times more than the population of the city.
“The regional power have for a long while been trying to break the national stereotype that claims that holidaymaking in the Krasnodar region is limited to the beaches of the Black and Azov Seas. And in many cases, we have become successful in our efforts: we demonstrate that we have lots of beautiful but still secret spots that could be very attractive for the holidaymakers.
“Our mountain cluster is gaining popularity, together with wine, agro and ethnographic tourism. Their further development will bring new money into the budgets of all levels, and it may revive our highlands and remote towns and villages, where people need good jobs and decent pay. This is what we, the lawmakers, have to take care of.”
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