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The agreement on mutual recognition of the rights to preferential journey for disabled people and participants of the Great Patriotic War, and also persons equated to them

of March 12, 1993

(as amended on on November 22, 2007)

The governments of the State Parties of this agreement, further - the Parties,

understanding huge importance of social protection of disabled people and participants of the Great Patriotic War, and also persons equated to them

for the purpose of ensuring their movement on the territory of the State Parties of this agreement,

agreed as follows:

Article 1.

Action of this agreement extends to disabled people and participants of the Great Patriotic War, and also to persons equated to them which establishes privileges on journey on the corresponding modes of transport, according to appendices 1, of 2, 3.

Article 2.

The disabled people of the Great Patriotic War of I and II groups and persons equated to them are granted the right of free pass by rail or in courts of transit and local lines of river fleet on the territories of the State Parties of this agreement once a year (there and back) and with 50 percent discount air, water or intercity road transport. The Heroes of the Soviet Union and persons who are awarded the order Slava of three degrees are granted the right of free pass once a year (there and back) on the specified modes of transport.

Disabled people of the Great Patriotic War of III group are granted the right of free pass by rail once a year (there and back) or on 50 percent discount from fare once a year (there and back) by water, air or intercity road transport. The 50 percent discount from fare once a year (there and back) by rail, is provided to persons equated to disabled people of the Great Patriotic War of III group by water, air or intercity road transport.

Keep seasonal privileges (from October 1 to May 15) on payment of journey on air, water, rail and intercity road transport to the disabled people of the Great Patriotic War and persons equated to them.

And persons equated to them the 50 percent discount from fare is provided to persons accompanying on trips of disabled people of the Great Patriotic War of the I group by railway, water, air and intercity road transport.

Article 3.

Participants of the Great Patriotic War are granted the right of free pass by rail once a year (there and back) or on 50 percent discount from fare once a year (there and back) by water, air or intercity road transport. Persons equated to participants of the Great Patriotic War, parents and wives of the military personnel who died owing to wound contusions or mutilations received in case of protection of the former USSR or in case of execution of other obligations of military service or owing to the disease connected with stay at the front are granted the right to 50 percent discount from fare once a year (there and back) by railway, water, air or intercity road transport.

Article 4.

To persons specified in Articles 2 and 3 of this agreement, at will, instead of the journey relying them with 50 percent discount once a year (there and back) the railway, water, air or intercity road transport provides free pass every two years (there and back) by the specified modes of transport.

Article 5.

To disabled people and participants of the Great Patriotic War, and also persons equated to them, and other persons, according to appendix 3, the right of free pass in urban and suburban passenger transportation irrespective of the place of their accommodation is granted.

Article 6.

Transport organizations provide preferential terms of servicing of persons specified in this agreement irrespective of the place of their accommodation.

Article 7.

The basis for acquisition of the preferential ticket is the certificate and the sheet of coupons on the preferential drive issued by relevant organs of the former USSR or the Parties in the form operating for January 1, 1992 at the permanent address of person having the right to preferential journey.

Article 8.

Compensation to transport organizations of the expenses connected with payment of fare of persons specified in this agreement is performed by the Parties according to the national legal system.

The parties incur the expenses connected with realization of the rights to preferential journey of persons specified in Articles 2, 3 Agreements in full according to the national legal system concerning constantly living in their territories:

- the citizens;

- citizens of the State Parties of the Agreement;

- stateless persons.

Article 8-1.

The parties instead of the established privileges on journey on the corresponding modes of transport can perform money payments according to the national legal system.

Article 9.

This agreement becomes effective from the moment of its signing. The agreement is open for accession of other states sharing the purposes and the principles of this agreement.

It is made in Moscow on March 12, 1993 in one authentic copy in Russian. The authentic copy is stored in Archive of the Government of the Republic of Belarus which will send to the states which signed this agreement, its verified copy.

For the Government of the Azerbaijan Republic 

For the Government of the Russian Federation

For the Government of the Republic of Armenia 

For the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan

For the Government of the Republic of Belarus 

For the Government of Turkmenistan

For the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

For the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan

For the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

For the Government of Ukraine

For the Government of the Republic of Moldova

 

Appendix 1

to the Agreement on mutual recognition of the rights to preferential journey for disabled people and participants of the Great Patriotic War, and also persons equated to them of March 12, 1993

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