Officials and deputies prefer holidays in Russian resorts
It seems that state employees traded Courchevel for Krasnaya Polyana. At least, it could look that way judging from the photos of officials from social networks.
This year, representatives of the authorities preferred to spend New Year holidays in the country. At least, it could look that way judging from the photos of officials from social networks – the habitual Courchevel has been traded for Krasnaya Polyana, St. Petersburg and Kazan have replaced the Maldives and Italy, Dozhd TV channel reports.
For example, according to the channel, Minister of Construction Mikhail Men’ and Head of the United Russia faction in the State Duma Sergey Neverov preferred ski vacation in Krasnaya Polyana. By the way, Speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin has expressed the hope that many of his colleagues will celebrate the New Year at home.
Mikhail Men’ and his children in Krasnaya Polyana (Instagram)
But it seems not only deputies have been instructed in such a patriotic manner. Whereas in 2015, then-Governor of the Pskov region Andrey Turchak celebrated the New Year at the resort of St. Moritz in Switzerland, and Head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov in the UAE, this year they celebrated the holiday in St. Petersburg and Kazan, respectively. According to the accounts of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chairwoman Maria Zakharova and the spouse of Press Secretary of Russia Dmitry Peskov – Tatyana Navka – in social networks, they saw in the New Year at home within the family.
An exception is the wife of Vladislav Surkov, Natalya Dubovitskaya, who has posted pictures from her seaside holidays. Although, her husband is not in the pictures.
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