MOSCOW, February 26. The Deputy of the state Duma from “Fair Russia” Oleg Mikheev sent a formal request to the Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika asking to check the company TripAdvisor, which marks the Crimea as one of the subjects of Ukraine and not the Russian Federation. According to the parliamentarian, this fact may be the basis for the recognition of the organization’s activities undesirable on the territory of the Russian Federation.
In the query (has a copy) Mikheev writes that he was approached by the editors of travel online newspaper TOURPROM with a request to raise the issue of the inadmissibility of the use of inaccurate topographic data. We are talking about a major American Internet company TripAdvisor, which operates in the Russian Federation, including through representation on the Internet in the blast zone .EN.
As indicated in the statement, “despite the fact that the Republic of Crimea returned to Russia 2 years ago, this organization stands for Crimea as a constituent entity of Ukraine, and not Russia”.
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On the one hand, this can be an unfortunate mistake of the company, the politician said. “On the other hand, at the present time for the purposes of political struggle, propaganda uses all possible methods, including the involvement of commercial organizations and their resources,” he said. “Moreover, I believe that the involvement of commercial organizations in political activity, especially contrary to the interests of Russia’s position, is the misconduct of the organization on the territory of the Russian Federation,” the letter says Mikheev.
These circumstances “require a full inspection to determine signs of undesirability of the activities of the organization on the territory of the Russian Federation”, including in connection with the implementation of the provisions of a known law on undesirable organizations, the MP believes.
In addition to the audit Mikheev requests “to submit proposals on improving legislation in this matter based on the current law enforcement practice”.
Spywares also reminds that earlier was sent to Yuri Chaika request “regarding the placement of Coca-Cola for advertising purposes images of the map of Russia, which was not the number of territories (including the Kaliningrad oblast, Kuril Islands, Republic of Crimea)”. It was after the publication in the media of the document and the subsequent resonance to him and asked the representatives of tourism industry, he explains.