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Rosturizm has passed in direct submission to the government

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the decree about transfer of Federal Agency for tourism of the Ministry of economic development in direct subordination to the government, the Agency transferred the functions of supervision of the tour operators, the relevant document published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

In September 2018 the Federal Agency for tourism was transferred from the Ministry of culture to the Ministry of economic development.

"To establish that the work of the Federal Agency for tourism by the government of the Russian Federation", - the document says.

It is noted that the Federal Tourism Agency will have functions of elaborating and implementing state policy and normative regulation in the sphere of tourism and tourist activities, for the coordination of activities on realization of priority directions of regulation of tourist activity, as well as the functions of state supervision over the activities of tour operators and Association of tour operators in outbound tourism.

The decree comes into force from the date of signing.