In Finland, withdraw the circulation of the magazine due to the advertising of travel to the CrimeaUncategorized April 9, 2017
The state railway company of Finland is VR withdraws all copies distributed among the passengers of Allegro magazine for published advertising of tourist trips in the temporarily occupied Crimea. About it reports the Finnish portal Yle.
In the latest issue of the magazine, which is published jointly by VR and Russian Railways and offer high-speed passenger trains Helsinki – St. Petersburg, Finnish, English and Russian languages under the title “back to the Crimea!” advertised the trip on the annexed Peninsula.
Advertising in Allegro noticed a Finnish journalist Arja Paananen, who has published in Facebook appropriate picture.
According to the chief a press-services VR Miki Haari, advertising was placed in the part of the magazine, “the RZD”, as evidenced by the inscription at the top of the page. “VR does not offer or organise trips to Crimea. However, VR has taken the decision to withdraw the entire run Allegro,” said the spokesman.
In VR also promised to assess the situation and interview with Russian partners.
The EU sanctions imposed on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine, in particular, prohibit European investment in the economy of the occupied Peninsula, as well as providing tourist services in Crimea and Sevastopol. Separately prohibited entry of cruise ships in Crimean ports.
31 March 2017 it was reportedthat in Germany an organization supported by the government, published a textbook for learning the German language, which contains the image of the temporarily annexed Crimea as part of Russia.