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Russian Consulate-General to open in Phuket

PHUKET: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of the Russian Federation will open a Consulate-General in Phuket to cater to the needs of the resident Russian expat community and Russian tourists alike.

By Anton Makhrov

Tuesday 31 July 2018, 06:26PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev signed the order to open a Consulate-General in Phuket. Image:

Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev signed the order to open a Consulate-General in Phuket. Image:

A copy of the order signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitriy Medvedev was published today (July 31) on, the Russian Government's official website for publishing legal information.

The order was signed by PM Medvedev on Saturday (July 28).

According to the text of the document, the Russian Government accepts the Russian MFA’s proposal to open a Consulate-General in Phuket and instructed the Russian MFA to proceed with calculating the number of diplomatic personnel for it.

The order does not specify when the Consulate-General is to open.

Also, the location of the Consulate-General is described in the document as “in the City of Phuket”, presumably meaning just “Phuket province”.


No additional information regarding forthcoming Consulate-General could be found on the ministry’s or the embassy's websites.

Russia’s plans to open a consulate in Phuket were first revealed one year ago in the Russian MFA’s official statement released ahead of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Thailand. (See story here).

“Further growth of the tourist flow will be facilitated by the planned opening of the Russian consulate in Phuket and the establishment of an honorary consulate on Koh Samui,” the statement said.

Russian honorary consulate on Koh Samui opened earlier this year.



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Christy Sweet | 03 August 2018 - 09:39:25

 Demigod? Mr Putin locks up plenty of his own opposition, when he's not outright killing them. And sadly, millions of Americans support Trump, too. Hopefully the detractors will   be a vast majority on Nov 6th.  I'm not traveling to Bangkok to protest Mr Trump. My initial comment was about protesting Putin in Phuket if and when a RF Consulate opens. 

Jor12 | 02 August 2018 - 18:54:52

Trouble is, Putin is viewed as a demigod by the Russian people. Trump is viewed as a laughing stock and as you suggest "criminal." Why wait for the elections? Start protesting now. Don't think you'd get much takers for Russian protesters. Meanwhile, what's the tally now for sexual harassment cases or extramarital sex cases?

Christy Sweet | 02 August 2018 - 13:47:24

Mr. Trump will be dealt with  in a way consistent with the US Constitution.  I plan to vote, certainly and support efforts to impeach him and indict the rest of the criminal enterprise / his children. Meanwhile, what's Putin's tally on murdered journalists? 

DeKaaskopp | 02 August 2018 - 11:53:31

As Mr.Trump is doing everything to upset his allies in his "America first quest",you should go-after your successful protest against Putin-to Bangkok and stage your next protest at the American Embassy! And after that it is time for a good treatment!

Christy Sweet | 02 August 2018 - 10:14:02

Putin and his ministers are a danger to democracies across the globe and currently have hostile campaigns against USA, UK and EU.  This deserves a protest.  Would any Russian Federation citizens care to join? 

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