The Government of the Indian state of Goa has decided to eliminate the enclaves on the coast illegally controlled by the Russians.
Chief Minister of the state Manohar Parrikar said that he
will revoke trade licenses of the hotels and bungalows if the Russians continue
to discriminate against local residents. This way Parrikar in a very
commendable way fulfills his campaign promises.
The enclaves are located in the villages of Morjim,
Arambol, Calangute and Anjuna in North Goa - the most developed region of India
in terms of tourism.
The villages is the place of residents of many Russians
who arrived on tourist or business visas and settled here, becoming
Downshifting is a deliberate quitting of one's career and
movement up the social ladder for the sake of own development and families.
"It may be accompanied by a decrease in salary and
position, abandonment of the traditional career and the "rat race".
It can lead to creation of own business with even larger income," explains
the site of Russia's first community of downshifters.
Dissatisfaction of the leadership of Goa with the Russians
is allegedly caused by complaints from local residents who cannot freely move
around the territory seized by the "invaders." Incidentally, the
Minister thinks Israelis to be the invaders as well.
When the Indians try to stand up for their rights, they
are often met with resistance and fights. The Russians, according to the
Minister, create artificial barriers for the Indians who want to stay at a
hotel or dine in a restaurant in the area. Store signs and menus are often
available only in Russian and Hebrew, the newspaper India Today reported.
Parrikar spoke at a meeting of the local parliament and
said that the state government would not tolerate such "colonies".
He promised to take harsh measures. All licenses issued to
the owners of hotels and cabins will be revoked if they continue to
discriminate against local residents. At a first glance, this is a very strange
position for an official whose state lives on the income from tourism.
In Turkey, Spain and Greece the situation is the opposite.
Hotel and catering workers are taught to speak Russian, and menus and signs are
translated into Russian as well. However, in these countries, the tourist
businesses are owned by local entrepreneurs.
This is great, but the Goa officials have to work with the
Russians. According to forecasts of the Russian diplomatic mission, this year a
record number of Russian citizens - 150, 000 - may be travelling to Goa.
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