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Migrants not be able to work as drivers in Russia since June 1, 2017

From June 1, 2017, labor migrants in Kyrgyzstan will not be able to work in Russia as drivers, the Russian news agency TASS reported with reference to the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on State Construction and Legislation Vyacheslav Lysakov.

In 2013, Russia adopted the law was that establishes a ban on attracting people who don’t have driving licenses issued to the Russian Federation as drivers when carrying out entrepreneurial and labor activities. These norms should come into effect on June 1 of this year. To obtain Russian license, the law requires drivers to pass three compulsory exams: one theoretical and two practical examinations (on the circuit and in urban traffic).

On May 17, 2017, the State Duma adopted in the first reading a bill extending the period for the exchange of national rights to Russian for a year — until June 1, 2018, but for the second reading the document wasn’t submitted.

«From June 1, drivers who have foreign rights should be suspended from work. They won’t have the right to engage in transportation. This year the State Duma’s specialized committee decided to postpone the entry into force of the law for a year. But for a number of objective and subjective reasons the issue delayed. We just don’t have time to take it procedurally in the second and third readings. Therefore, from June 1, the law, unfortunately, will come into force. Now the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the executive authorities of the subjects will have to work urgently to retake licenses and take exams," Vyacheslav Lysakov said.