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In Russia, the visually impaired and his or her guide pay half price and the dog travels for free on the national rail network
The regional concession scheme is modelled after the national system whereby the visually impaired and his or her guide pay half price and the dog travels for free.
The urban concession scheme is modelled after the national system whereby the visually impaired and his or her guide pay half price and the dog travels for free.
In theory, it is impossible to benefit from Russian schemes as a foreign visitor as locally-financed concessions are limited to local residents. In practice, concessions are sometimes granted depending on the willingness of ticket vendors and foreign guide dogs are likely to receive a discounted or free ticket.
There are approximately 510 – 550 guide-dog users in Russia.
In accordance with the Federal Law – 181 “On social protection of persons with disability in the Russian Federation”, Article 15.
Article15. Provision of unimpeded access to social units for disabled people.
The government of the Russian Federation, regional executive bodies, bodies of local self-governments and organizations of all legal forms shall create favourable conditions for disabled people (including those using wheelchairs and guide-dogs) concerning unimpeded access to social units (residential, public and production buildings, sport facilities, recreation centres, cultural and other institutions) as well as unimpeded use of railway, air, water, intercity motor-car transports and all types of urban and suburban passenger transport, communication and information facilities (including those providing sound duplication for traffic-lights and devices controlling traffic of pedestrians across transport lines).
(part one, version N 123 of August 8, 2001)
There are some veterinary requirements in case of import of fur-bearing animals, rabbits, dogs and cats into the Russian Federation. Animals selected for delivery to the RF are kept at least during 21 days at the special quarantine units under observation of the State Veterinary Service run by exporting country. Dogs are subject to the veterinary treatment and to the examination on toxoplasmosis. Animals are vaccinated (if they have not been vaccinated in the course of last 6 months) not later than 14 days before delivery: dogs - with rabies, plague of carnivorous animals, hepatitis, viral enteritis, parvovirus and adenoviral infections, leptospirosis. The veterinary certificate should fully confirm the meeting of all requirements. This certificate (written in home language of exporting country and in Russian language, with indication of date, diagnostic examinations and vaccinations) should be signed by state veterinary doctor from exporting country. After the completing of the state border veterinary control, animals are kept in quarantine in the course of 30 days in the specially equipped premises.
No exceptions available.
Deadlines are fixed by the exporting country.
No certification for guide-dog is required.
Yes, in accordance with the RF Governmental Regulation N 708 of November 30, 2005 the annual allowance of 10000 Russian roubles (250 euros) is paid.
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