Russian pensioner tourists complain of humiliation at Japanese airport due to sanctions, but Russians ridicule them
Two retired Russian tourists complained that they were allegedly "humiliated" at an airport in Japan. The women were detained by Japanese customs officers while checking in for a flight departing from Tokyo to Seoul. The citizens of the terrorist country were taken to a separate room and searched.
One of the tourists told this to the propaganda specialized edition Tourdom.ru. However, the Russians did not sympathize with their compatriots. They noticed that the pensioners had violated the country's rules, so they saw no point in complaining about the "humiliation."
Thus, according to one of the Russian women, Japanese customs officers locked them in a separate room and forced them to hand over all the currency they had with them.
"They counted all the money, including rubles, South Korean won and Kyrgyz som, and even checked the contents of the suitcases," the woman said.
The tourists were forced to sign a declaration and even filled out a protocol for one of them, since the Russian woman was taking more than $2000 out of Japan.
"It was humiliating. The customs officers referred to the sanctions imposed to ban the export of currency to Russia. However, they let us go after 2 hours and returned the money, probably because we were flying to Russia not directly, but through two countries. We barely made it to the plane. So keep in mind," complained a citizen of the aggressor country.
However, Internet users in the comments noted that Japan has clear rules for all Russians - no more than $700 in the equivalent of all currencies can be taken out of the country. So the pensioners provoked their own "humiliation" by breaking the rules.
"The Japanese like to follow the rules, and their rules state that Russians are not allowed to take out more than $700 in the equivalent of all currencies from Japan, even if they brought the money into the country themselves. This is how absolutely all Russians leaving Japan are checked, so you have to be prepared for this," commented one of the netizens.
Others were quick to laugh at the "poor" Russian women, leaving comments under the news: "Pensioners live in luxury," "I sympathize," "What's so humiliating about a routine customs check?", "Yes, there is no such thing in 'poor' Europe."
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote that a Russian tourist, who is called "Mr. Oleg" at the airport in Phuket, Thailand, entertained employees with his antisocial behavior for 14 days. Two weeks ago, the Russian was spotted drunk in the waiting room, after which he was fed, dressed, taken care of, and even had his eyes treated. All this time, the indifferent Russian embassy did not help its citizen, so for two weeks the 38-year-old's mother was saving money for his return ticket. All the details are in our article.