Russia started the Year 2013 with…

imagesBeer is officially Alcohol as the rules and regulations go into effect January 1st. Our little grocery store near us has removed beer completely and will no longer sell it. They can not afford the license that is required to sell it. Finally beer is alcohol in Russia…

A 5 years business visa is possible now. Putin signed into law on January 1st, a new visa program, that included cheaper visa fees and longer visa terms…

The Dima Yakovlev law came into force at the first of the year…

The law envisages the following measures:

– the ban for the mentioned below US citizens to enter the territory of the Russian Federation;

– for US citizens involved in the violation of the fundamental human rights and freedoms;

– for US citizens, who committed the crimes against Russian citizens, who are staying abroad or are involved in committing these crimes;

– for US citizens vested with the state powers and capable by their actions (negligence) to relieve from responsibility people, who committed the crimes against Russian citizens or involved in committing these crimes;

– for US citizens involved in the kidnapping and the illegal deprivation of freedom of Russian citizens;

– for US citizens, who passed ungrounded and biased verdicts against Russian citizens;

– for US citizens, who conducted the biased legal prosecution of Russian citizens;

– for US citizens, who took ungrounded decisions, which violated the rights and legitimate interests of Russian citizens and organizations;

– the arrest on the territory of the Russian Federation of financial and other assets of US citizens, who are banned the entry in the Russian Federation, and the ban on any deals with property and investments of these citizens.

Hmm! I don’t fit that in anyway and for that I am thankful… 🙂

And oh! The Dima Yakovlev law also means no American (US) person will adopt a Russian child: Hence the agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States on cooperation in the adoption of children is terminated. The agreement was signed in Washington on July 13, 2011, due to non compliance by the US to fulfill her side of the law due to internal conflicts imposed by the system…

What a start to a new year and Russia is just getting warmed up…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia..


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