A spectacular fireworks festival will be held in Pattaya in early June on Pratamnak Hill. The upcoming international festival is considered one of the most colorful and important events in Thailand. It attracts many tourists every year and creates a unique atmosphere of celebration and beauty.
The event involves teams from different countries to show their skills and launch amazing “fiery pictures” into the sky of Pattaya.
Groups of pyrotechnics from China, from the Philippines, from Japan and Thailand will show their skills. Then guests will find live performances by Thai artists, delicious dishes and many other entertainments.
Muscovite Yuri Parfyonov after a hectic rest completely forgot where his hotel is and what it’s called. With him, the Russian did not have any documents or business cards of the hotel.
The story was publicized, they wrote about Yuri in the local Russian-language publication. Now volunteers from among Russians permanently residing in the resort of Pattaya are trying to help their compatriots find their hotel.
Otherwise, Parfyonov will have to issue a certificate at the Russian consulate in order to at least return to his homeland.
So far, it has only been possible to find out that the man has booked a return ticket to Russia on June 2.
“To appeal to the Russian Foreign Ministry with a request to consider opening the Consulate General in Chonburi Province (Pattaya) due to the high number of Russian citizens living in this territory,” reads paragraph 5 of the Union’s Country Conference resolution on Saturday.
In Thailand, which has become one of the main directions of Russian tourism, over the past 20 years a large Russian diaspora has formed, consisting mainly of Russian citizens who are constantly living in the country and are engaged in business, sports, and music, teaching at educational institutions working on long-term contracts at local firms and organizations.
Until 2014, only in Pattaya, according to the Thai authorities, more than 60 thousand Russians lived. In recent years, the numbers are much more modest, but even now, according to various sources, at least 50 thousand Russians live in Thailand, most of them in Pattaya and on the island of Phuket. There are 10 parishes of the Russian Orthodox Church in the country, two of them in Pattaya.
“We believe that in Pattaya, where Russians have been living and working for decades, many Russians need a professional consulate general,” said Fedor Ozarenov, deputy coordinator of the Union of Russian Compatriots in the Kingdom of Thailand, assistant to the honorary consul of the Russian Federation in Pattaya.
He explained that the powers of the Honorary Consulate of Russia working in Pattaya are limited by the very status of the institution, and for many issues Russian residents of Pattaya have to contact the consular department of the Russian Embassy in Bangkok.
A country conference of the Union of Russian Compatriots in the Kingdom of Thailand was held on Saturday in Pattaya with the participation of representatives of 18 legal entities – members of the organization. In total, the event brought together more than 60 people, including workers from the Russian-language media in Thailand. According to the charter of the Union, at the initial stage of its activity, only legal entities can be members of the organization – local enterprises with Russian participation, organizations and companies in which Russians work.
Most of the organizations – members of the Union are firms operating in the Russian market of inbound tourism to Thailand, outbound tourism to Russia, real estate agencies, enterprises and organizations in the service and education sectors.