The Ministry for Culture of Russia has neither power to prohibit the use of the reservation service Booking.com hotels, nor plans for any regulation of its activities on the territory of the Russian Federation, Olga Yarilova, the director of the Department for Tourism and Regional Policy of the Ministry for Culture of Russia said, commenting on media reports on a possible blockage in Russia aggregator of hotel rooms.
«Moreover, the department is firmly against such a position in fact,» said Olga Yarilova.
It is noted that the day before the Ministry had received an appeal from S.M. Voitovich, the head of the group of companies «Svoy TS», with a proposal to initiate a restriction of the operation of this service on the territory of the Russian Federation. «
«The Ministry for Culture of Russia sent the specified appeal of the citizen to the department (Rosturizm) in order to prepare a response. This is an absolutely standard procedure, which is of a technical nature,» the director of the department emphasized and added that the operation of the service Booking.com in the territory of the Russian Federation is not in danger.