Russia: new hotel classification system

Russian Federal Law No. 242-FZ of July 30, 2010, “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation in Connection with Organizing and Holding the XXII Olympic Winter Games and the XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014 in the City of Sochi and Developing the City of Sochi as a Mountain-Climate Resort” came into force on August 3, 2010. Together with the previously issued RF Ministry of Sports, Tourism, and Youth Policy Order No. 461 of May 7, 2010, “On Approval of the Classification System for Tourism Industry Facilities, Including Hotels and Other Accommodations, Ski Trails, and Beaches”, the new law finalized the transition to a new classification system for hotels and other accommodation.

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