Putin approved Russia’s accession to the Montreal Convention on air transport
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on accession to the Montreal Convention unifying rules for international air travel.
The relevant document on Tuesday, April 4, published on the official portal of legal information.
While Russia reserves the right not to apply the provisions of the Convention in respect of public air transport operated for non-commercial purposes.
In March aviaekspert Konstantin Parfenenok expressed the opinion that the provisions of the Montreal Convention to work in Russia in full force only in early 2018. Earlier in the same month, Moscow has launched the process of ratification of this agreement after the adoption by the state Duma of the above law.
Participants in the Montreal Convention are currently 120 countries. This document, in particular, protects the interests of passengers, setting the amount of compensation for them. In Russia payments for travelers, according to the rules of the Convention, in some cases, needs to increase significantly, up to several million rubles.