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Legislation passed to resolve problems with Belarusian driver's licenses in Russia

Society 19.06.2017 | 16:45

MOSCOW, 19 June (BelTA) – The Council of Ministers of the Union State of Belarus and Russia has passed a resolution to allow Belarusian citizens to use Belarusian driver's licenses in the line of work directly related to driving vehicles in Russia. The document was passed during the Council of Ministers' session in Saint Petersburg on 16 June, BelTA learned from the Permanent Committee of the Union State of Belarus and Russia

BelTA reported earlier that a law came into force in Russia on 1 June to prohibit professional drivers with foreign driver's licenses from driving vehicles as part of their jobs in the country. The document was also applicable to Belarusians, who temporarily visited Russia or temporarily stayed and worked in Russia.

The new resolution has been passed in order to properly implement the resolution passed by the Supreme Council of the Belarus-Russia Commonwealth on 22 June 1996 to enable equal rights to employment, labor remuneration, and other social and labor guarantees as well as the Belarus-Russia agreement on equal rights of citizens of 25 December 1998.

According to the source, now the Belarusians, who temporarily visit Russia or temporarily stay and work in Russia, can use their Belarusian driver's licenses for driving vehicles as part of their jobs in Russia.

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