Equals among Equals
AGREEMENT ON EQUAL RIGHTS COMES INTO EFFECT
The lower chamber of parliament, the House of Representatives, has ratified the Belarusian-Russian agreement on equal rights of the citizens of the two countries and freedom of travel, choice of residence and stay in the Union State of Belarus and Russia. The citizens of Belarus and Russia will enjoy the right to leave, enter, stay, transit, move and reside in any place within the Union State without migration cards. The citizens of the allied countries will not have to be registered in the Union State for 30 days even if they come from a third country. Besides, the Belarusian citizenship will allow Belarusians to get residence permits in Russia under simplified procedures. The same will be true for the Russians that wish to live in this country.