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26 Apr, 2014

Russian state company employees told to holiday at Russian resorts – RT News

State corporations have been advised to send their staff on vacations to Russian resorts, and President Vladimir Putin has told reporters that in his view private Russian companies should follow suit.

The president was speaking at a media forum in St Petersburg organized by the United People’s Front – a relatively new political movement uniting those who support Putin’s ideas but choose not to join the United Russia party.

Answering a question about recent rumors of bans on foreign vacations by various ministries and state-owned companies, Putin said that there were certain steps in this direction, but they were not restrictive. “As far as the companies with state participation are concerned, we have already sent them our recommendations on how they could organize holidays for their employees in our domestic resorts,” the Russian leader said. He also noted that private Russian companies also should not shun the domestic resorts: “We should direct our companies towards sending their staff and their children to our health spas.”

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