Rus News Journal

The State Duma ratified the agreement on free moving of citizens of Russia and Belarus

As has informed a press - service an United Russia the State Duma ratified Russian - the Belarus agreement on maintenance of the equal rights of citizens of the Russian Federation and Belarus on a freedom of movement, a choice of a place of stay and a residence in territories of the states-participants of Union State. According to deputies, agreement ratification will promote Union State formation that is equitable to national interests of Russia .
the Agreement provides that citizens of one country have the right to drive freely on territory of other country, to leave from it, to stay on it within 30 days from the date of entrance. The fact of an accessory of the person to citizenship of one of the parties is the basis for reception of the permission to a constant residence without term of time stay, and also reception of the permission to time residing in territory of other party. The document has been signed in January, 2006 in St.-Petersburg.

According to agreement positions, citizens of Russia and Belarus in territory of the state of the stay which are the participant of Union State, the equal rights to a freedom of movement, a choice of a place of stay and a residence are guaranteed. According to the director of Federal migratory service Konstantin Romodanovsky, the granted rights can be limited in interests of maintenance of national safety, protection of a public order, protection of morals, health of the population, the rights and freedom of citizens .

He also has noticed that the agreement it is directed on strengthening of integration communications and formation of uniform legal space of Union State . The chairman of committee of the State Duma has agreed With it on affairs of the CIS and communications with compatriots Alexey Ostrovsky, having underlined that agreement ratification Will promote Union State formation that is equitable to national interests of Russia . We will note, according to all available data from poll of the All-Russia centre of studying of public opinion (VTSIOM), almost half of Russians (46 %) considers that the Union State of Russia and Belarus is not necessary, and good good-neighbourhood between the countries is necessary.