The State Duma adopted in the third reading the law regulating the work of guides in Russia, a Rosbalt correspondent reports.
The law provides for the introduction of a unified federal register of tour guides (guides) and guides-translators, as well as a register of instructors-guides. It is established that only citizens of the Russian Federation can work as guides, unless otherwise provided by international treaties, and who have passed certification.
If the guide-translator does not speak a foreign language, knowledge of which is necessary for translation and provision of excursion services to tourists, then a separate translator may be additionally involved. At the same time, the specified person does not have the right to provide tourists (excursionists) with the services of a guide-translator to familiarize tourists (excursionists) with the objects of display, accompany tourists (excursionists) and inform tourists (excursionists) along the route along the tourist route, the adopted law says.
Also, the rules and features of the certification of guides are introduced. In particular, it is established that guides and guides-translators are required to undergo certification once every five years.