The 40th Curonian Regatta was stopped by the Russian boarder guards (updated)

August 8, 2007 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

40th Curonian Spit RegattaAs it was mentioned yesterday the yachtsmen who are participating in the Curonian Regatta were denied entry into Russia’s territorial waters on Monday, although Russia had officially issued the required permits.

As BNS informed later the route of the second stage of the Curonian Regatta that involved sailing through the waters of the Kaliningrad enclave all of a sudden was modified to bypass Russia as border guards refused to let the yachtsmen in.

According to the news agency this happened as Russia’s Foreign Ministry had issued a permit for the participants in the Curonian Regatta to enter the territorial waters of the country, but border guard officers were not notified of this fact.

As the organizers told to BNS yesterday   “Today I spoke with Lithuania‘s embassy in Russia, which directly cooperates with Russia’s Foreign Ministry, and officials at the embassy gave me a confirmation from Kaliningrad that we can indeed enter their waters”.

The next stage of the regatta is scheduled to take place in Russia.

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Entry filed under: Baltic States, Lithuania, Northern Europe, Politics, Russia, Sports.

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