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26.07.2011 Russian Duma approved navigation of foreign yachts in the internal waters of the Russian Federation

YachtAt the end of June of the current year State Duma adopted the law opening the internal waters of Russia for ships under foreign flags, reports Geo Meridian portal.

According to the law, foreign sport yachts and pleasure boats will be allowed to navigate with the purpose of tourism over the internal waters of Russia. And the size of crew shouldn’t exceed 18 people including passengers.

The list of water ways and ports, which the foreign ships will be allowed to enter, will be determined by the government of the Russian Federation.

The cancellation of the ban for navigation of ships under foreign flags in internal waters of Russia is explained by the fact that it slowed down the development of water tourism, as well as the country's economy as a whole.

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