• The head of Buryatia proposed to levy fees from tourists at lake Baikal

  • Temporarily fulfilling duties of the head of Buryatia Alexey Tsydenov believes that coming to Baikal independent tourists should be charged a monetary fee. On Friday, April 21, according to TASS.

    According to officials, the revenues from this tax will Finance the cleaning of the territory after staying there travelers. Tsydenov reminded that the East coast of the lake in Buryatia visited by about 1 million people per year.

    This, in turn, is about the unorganised tourists. For example, guests from neighbouring Mongolia to lake Baikal arrive in their cars and soon return home, said acting head of the Republic.

    "Income no. Only the load on the environment, on local communities. The revenue part is not formed in principle, because this is the wild tourism," said Tsydenov.

    In September 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government enter in the country the resort fee. It is expected that receipts from this tax will go to the development of tourism infrastructure in regions.

    The innovation will first be tested in Altai Krai, Krasnodar Krai, the Crimea and Stavropol. Then it is planned to expand to other regions.


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