Belarusian drivers are asked to return equal rights
The state Duma asked the Russian government to solve the problem of the Belarusian drivers have lost the right to manage trucks, buses, and taxi in Russia from 1 June. According to in force law, companies are not allowed to hire to work on the transportation of foreigners without a Russian driver’s licenses.
Equal right to employment of citizens of Russia and Belarus enshrined in the Treaty between Russia and Belarus in 1998, which, say the MPs precedence over Russian laws. The White house has already promised to “comprehensively” to study the problem, noting that the problem was caused by the fault of the state Duma.
The state Duma appeals to Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev about the situation around the drivers of Belarus: the decree was adopted yesterday by the Parliament.
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Recall, June 1, 2017 earned amendments to the law “On road safety”, banning citizens with foreign rights to run buses, trucks, municipal equipment and taxi in Russia: they need to pass exams in the traffic police and obtain a Russian driver’s license. In violation of the Protocol drawn up in respect of an official (employee of the shipping company), who allowed the set of alien (a fine of 50 thousand rubles). According to estimates of the Duma Committee on transport, in Russia there were about 70 thousand foreigners without the Russian rights, from them 11 thousand Belarusians.
In connection with the ban in the Parliament asked the state Secretary of the Union state Grigory Rapota, said Vice-speaker of the state Duma Irina Yarovaya.
Restrictions on work for citizens of Belarus is illegal, because the equal rights of Russians and Belarusians enshrined in the Treaty between Russia and Belarus in 1998, she said.
The deputies appeal to Dmitry Medvedev says international treaties take precedence over laws of Russia, Belarusians for work to Russian law is not necessary. “The position of individual Executive bodies (we are talking about MIA.— “B”) requires adjustment, — the document says.— We consider unacceptable and impossible in a distorted interpretation of the legislation and violation of the rights of citizens of the Republic of Belarus. We ask you to provide increased control over the emerging enforcement practice.” The appeal was supported by all Duma fractions.
The Plenipotentiary of the government in the state Duma Alexander Sinenko has promised to deputies to consider the appeal of the “complex” and “very carefully”. “It is based on serious issue of relationship between the norms of the international Treaty and national legislation, — he said.— The problem will be discussed at a future meeting of the Union government”.
Note that the next meeting of the Council of Ministers of the Union state will be held June 16 in Saint Petersburg. At the same time Mr. Sinenko noticed that the situation “stems from a Federal law that was passed by the Parliament”.
Respondents ‘ b ‘ experts generally supported the initiative of deputies. Executive Director of the Association “national taxi Council” Natalya Lozinskaya confirmed that among the taxi drivers in Moscow and St. Petersburg many of the Belarusians have the opportunity to work because of the ban.
Usually about foreign drivers say they do not know the Russian language, but Belarusians well own it. The driving skills of the Belarusians in General the same as Russian drivers.Natalya Lozinskaya Executive Director of the Association “national taxi Council”
Note that previously, a number of associations of taxi, stated about the withdrawal from the market of 20-30% of drivers due to effect from June 1 ban. The CEO of the logistics company Nawinia Rus Marat Zainetdinov says that the wages of Russian driver on average 10-15% higher than that of the driver-the foreigner. “In our company, foreigners make up about 60-70% of the total number of drivers, — he explained “Kommersant”.— Of these, 30% Byelorussians, 20% Ukrainians, 10-20% are citizens of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Armenia.”
If Belarusian citizens will be allowed to work in Russia on the transport without the exam in the traffic police, it may partially violate the rights of citizens of Russia, said the chief expert of the National expert Council on preparation and testing of drivers Alexander Lytkin. According to him, there are cases when the drivers with Russian citizenship have the rights gained in other CIS countries (e.g. Kazakhstan): they will need, in contrast to the Belarusians, to learn and to pass on the right for the device to work.
Mr Lytkin also noted that the certificate issued by the traffic police of Belarus, do not conform to the requirements laid down in the Vienna Convention on road traffic: the Belarusian side is supposed to change the appearance of documents.