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City news, 25.05.2004 15:26

Island resorts planned

The island of Gotland The Northwest border control department plans to open several tourist resorts on islands in the Gulf of Finland where now border guards are stationed.

The islands of Gotland, Mochny and Seskar will be removed be from the list of territories that foreigners are not allowed to visit.

"There are regular seminars in the Finnish town of Kotka with participation of businesses from the Leningrad Oblast and public organizations interested in the islands' tourism development," Interfax quoted the paper as saying. "They have drafted and sent the Russian government a project to organize a border checkpoint on Gotland."

An unnamed company has already invested $500,000 in the project, building a tourist village and cleared the territory of mines, the report said.

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