The government accepted the proposal of the Russian Foreign Ministry to withdraw the country from the UN World Tourism Organization. Russia announced its decision to withdraw from the UNWTO in response to the suspension of membership alt=”Mishustin signed a decree on Russia's withdrawal from the UN travel organization” />

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on Russia's withdrawal from the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The document was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

The government accepted the relevant proposal of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“In accordance with Article 36 of the Federal Law” On International Treaties of the Russian Federation” accept the proposal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, agreed with the interested federal executive authorities, on the withdrawal of the Russian Federation from the World Tourism Organization, — says in the order.

UNWTO is responsible for the general accessibility of tourism and the development of the tourism industry. The organization unites 158 member countries, six associated territories, two territories with observer status and more than 500 affiliated organizations.

At the end of April, Russia announced its decision to withdraw from the UN World Tourism Organization in response to the suspension of membership— the latter was insisted on by Guatemala, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Ukraine after the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine.

Russian Ambassador Yuri Korchagin, commenting on the UN decision, said that it was “pushed through” with the help of “massive anti-Russian propaganda through blackmail and pressure on the state.” He considered the actions of the organization “illegal and politically motivated steps”, the purpose of which — “demonstrative punishment” Russia for its “independent domestic and foreign policy.”

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