Russia has toughened the responsibility for infringements of the organisation of rest of children

Penalties for violation of laws in the field of organization of rest and improvement of children in force in Russia, violators face penalties from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles.

In particular, changes were made to the Code of administrative offences of the Russian Federation. So, an administrative fine from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles threatens the organizations or individual entrepreneurs, which organizes holidays for children if their businesses are not included in the special register of the organisations of rest of children and their rehabilitation.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on social policy Igor Fomin told RIA Novosti that the aim of this law is monitoring of activities of organisations of rest of children and their rehabilitation and as a result - providing comfort and improving the safety of children in camps and health resorts. According to him, establishment of such a fine will help curb illegal activities in this sphere and increase of responsibility of heads for quality services.

According to the press service of Russian children's Ombudsman, the number of calls to the Ombudsman for the rights of the child regarding children's activities from 2018 to 2019 rose four times. Most complaints (57%) concerned the refusal to grant permits. In addition, the most common violations remain sanitary-epidemiological, noted in the apparatus.

Ministry of education according to the results of the campaign summer vacation 2019 stated that over the past two or three years, the number of illegal organizations, children's activities declined. If in 2017 there were about 70, then in 2018 they were 29, 2019 - 33 unauthorized camp, 16 of them in the tent.

In September last year, Deputy Minister of education Paul Zenkovich in an interview with RIA Novosti said that the Ministry intends to make mandatory fire requirements for children's camps, set out in medrecorder, after the incident in the camp "Kholdomi".

In a tent camp ski complex "Kholdomi" in Solar area of Khabarovsk Krai on the night of July 23 there was a fire. In the camp there were 189 children burned 20 of the 26 tents. 12 people were injured: five adults and seven children, of whom one child died. Later three more children with burns has died.