Rosturizm joined the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation recommended to Russians to think carefully before you go to Montenegro: given the situation in that country, Russian citizens and businesses seriously at risk of coming under pressure from the Montenegrin authorities, to deal with direct threats and provocations, reported on the website of the Federal tourism Agency.
Rostourism recommends Russian tourists who are considering travel to Montenegro, to consider the situation and possible risks. In the same way, the Agency encourages and tour operators.
“We appeal to the operators urging them to put in the forefront not short-term economic interests and the security of its customers who may face Montenegro with serious threats. It is mandatory to inform the Russian tourists on the adverse situation in this country, so they can weigh the pros and cons and make an educated decision about the trip,” warned the head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov.
In November 2016, chief special Prosecutor of Montenegro, Milivoj Katnic said that a group of Russians together with the citizens of Serbia and Montenegro allegedly tried 16 October to make the country a terrorist attack. The organizers of this group, “the nationalists of Russia,” wanted, according to Katica, to overthrow the government in Montenegro, headed by Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic. Investigation of special services of great Britain and the United States showed that the attack on Milo Djukanovic allegedly were trained in Moscow at the “highest level”. The Russian authorities have denied these accusations.
29 may it was reported that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Montenegro handed a note of protest to the Russian Ambassador in this country, Sergei Grits in connection with the arrest yesterday in Moscow’s Domodedovo airport Deputy of the ruling Democratic party of socialists Miodrag vuković. After the detention he said that he included in the list of persona non grata in Russia and must be deported to Montenegro, and stayed a long time in a room in the transit area, with the result that it worsened the condition.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation recorded a growth of negative attitude to Russian business and Russian citizens in Montenegro, whipping up hostile to Russia and its citizens moods in society with the filing of the ruling coalition, say the results of what happened in tourism.
Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova saidthat the foreign Ministry “at a time when Montenegro continues whipping up anti-Russian hysteria in the background of the overall regression of bilateral relations, are forced to urge Russian citizens to think twice before going to this country.”