Those who hate Russians should “get the hell out of Russia,” said Chibis. Earlier, an employee of the Norwegian consulate declared hatred for Russians, quarreling with hotel staff. The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its regret over the incident =”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” > jpg 673w” media=”(max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/9/95/756592008140959.jpg 1200w" media="(min-resolution: 192dpi)" >
Russia will not tolerate Russophobia, Andrey Chibis, Governor of the Murmansk Region, said on Telegram.
“We will not tolerate Russophobia in our country. Let everyone who hates Russians go to hell from Russia,»,— he wrote.
This is how the head of the region reacted to the incident with the employee of the Norwegian consulate, Elisabeth Ellingsen, who quarreled with the staff of the hotel in Murmansk over cleaning the room and said that she hates Russians. A video with footage of the quarrel was published by the Mash Telegram channel on the morning of July 30. According to him, Ellingsen became angry at the hotel staff because of the managers' request to wait until the maids finished cleaning the room.
“How disgusting. And how do you decide that the room is clean? You know, I'm used to clean rooms, I'm from Scandinavia. I'm not some kind of Russian woman who just cleans up at random. This is not cleaning. Can I even sleep in this bed? <…> I'll stand at the door and watch her (the maid.— РБК) clean up, just give me the key»,— the woman in the video was outraged.
The Telegram channel clarified that the hotel where the quarrel took place was located in Murmansk, and the words of diplomat Elisabet Ellingsen were recorded. Mash also claimed that a criminal case could be brought against her under the article on inciting hatred or enmity (Art. Criminal Code), which threatens up to six years in prison.
The hotel chain Azimut Hotels, which owns the hotel, told RBC that they respect “the ability of guests to express their opinions”, but they believe that “it is unacceptable to humiliate a person and humiliate the dignity of people on any grounds.”
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The Russian Foreign Ministry also reacted to the incident. The official representative of the department, Maria Zakharova, wrote on Telegram that she considers the incident a manifestation of hatred and nationalism. The diplomat promised to respond to Ellingsen's act if the Russian side “does not get ahead of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry.” The Norwegian Foreign Ministry expressed regret over Ellingsen's words and stated that “the feelings expressed by [her] in no way reflect Norwegian policy or the attitude of Norwegians towards Russia and the Russian people.
The Norwegian consulate in Murmansk does not provide services to the population from July 1. Russians can apply for them at the embassy and consulate in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
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