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Tour operators welcomed the decision to transfer the Federal Agency for tourism is subordinated to the Cabinet

Russian tourism business welcomed the decision to transfer the Federal Agency for tourism (Rosturizm) from the Ministry of economic development in direct subordination to the government, stated RIA Novosti Executive Director of the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) Maya Lomidze.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a decree on the transfer of tourism from the Ministry of economic development in direct subordination to the government, the Agency transferred the functions of supervision over the operators.

Lomidze explained that thus expressed "recognition of the importance of the industry to the economy of the country."

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