Over the trips of Russian tourists to Suomi, as well as over the Finnish border business, which was counting on the return of Russian shopping tours, another threat loomed. This time, it was not politicians who opposed the return of Russian tourists, but “social activists”. Some public initiative, according to local media, has already collected more than 7 thousand signatures demanding that the Finnish government stop issuing visas to Russians, and also cancel those that have already been issued.
“We demand that the Finnish Parliament quickly took the necessary measures to prevent the Finnish government from issuing new visas to Russian citizens,” the authors of the initiative say. The reason, of course, is the supposedly aggressive Russian policy. In this way, Finland hopes “to set an example for other member states of the European Union”, in turn, following the example of the countries of the most Russophobic wing, such as the Baltic states and Poland.
At the same time, the authors of the initiative are sure , that “the denial of visas will not directly affect the activities of Russia”, but they are convinced that “the denial of visas will cause discontent among its citizens.” Own fellow citizens building a business on shop-tourists are obviously not taken into account.
Let us remind you that another blow was dealt to shop-tourism in Finland earlier. “In Finland, stores must refuse to sell goods if it becomes obvious that the buyer intends to carry sanctioned goods to the Russian Federation,” the Foreign Ministry said. Read the details at the link.
For those who care about a healthy lifestyle, we recommend reading: “The Russians called the plants, the use of which causes allergies to the sun.”