Rules of transportation of small Pets
In accordance with paragraph 68 of the rules of transportation of passengers, Luggage and cargo Luggage on Federal trains, approved by Order of Ministry of Railways of the Russian Federation dated 26.07.2002 № 30 (further – Rules of transportations) are not permitted as carry-on baggage wild animals in trains and cars of all categories.
According to the article No. 1 of the Model law on the treatment of animals, adopted by order dated 31.10.2007 of the Interparliamentary Assembly of States-participants of the CIS on 29 plenary meeting (hereinafter – Model law) wild animals are mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish that live on land, in surface waters and the atmosphere in conditions of natural freedom.
Pets at home is the keeping of animals in residential premises and on the territory of residential houses as an animal companion. Pets – animals, to which man is attached and which contains at home without the purpose of profit to meet the needs in communication, aesthetic and educational purposes, as well as guide dogs, hunting dogs and hunting birds.
Under paragraph No. 1 of article 25 of the Model law animal companions include dogs, cats, birds (Mallard, pheasant, columbiformes, psittaciformes, finches,weaverbirds and ovsyanikova, the Sparrowhawk and Goshawk), small rodents (squirrel, rat, Guinea pig, house mouse, Djungarian and Syrian hamsters, gerbil, chinchilla, decorative rabbit), small non-poisonous amphibians (frog, clawed frog, axolotl), aquarium fish and mollusks, small non-poisonous reptiles (chameleon, snake, pond slider turtle, lizard) and arthropods animals (except for animals belonging to the species (breeds) included in the Red book of the state) and other animals in accordance with the Model law.
Transportation in trains of all categories of small Pets, dogs and birds may be in excess of the standards for hand baggage in all the cars (except cars with 2-berth compartments (SV) and superior carriages) if a veterinary reference. In accordance with paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Rules of railway transportation of animals, approved by the order of Ministry of Railways of the Russian Federation dated 18.06.2003, No. 35, animals are accepted for carriage in the presence of accompanying documents:
veterinary certificate No. 1, 2, 3
veterinary certificate form № 4
veterinary certificates of form № 6.1, 6.2, 6.3.
On the basis of the order of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation dated 19.03.2010, No. 84 the validity of the above veterinary accompanying documents — 5 days from the date of issuance and prior to travel (for Russia and CIS).
Small Pets, dogs and birds are transported in boxes, baskets, cages, containers that should be placed on the ground, designed to accommodate hand Luggage.
For transportation without payment small Pets, dogs and birds, the owner shall be liable in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
When transporting small animals, dogs, and birds their owners or attendants must meet the sanitary-and-hygienic mode in the car.
In trains transportation of large dogs is muzzled and with a leash:
in a separate compartment, except in cars of the raised comfort, under the supervision of their owners or accompanying passengers with payment of the full cost of all seats in the compartment without additional payment for their transportation, while the number of rides in the coupe of dogs and their owners or accompanying passengers must not exceed number of seats in the coupe
in the vestibule of suburban trains (no more than two dogs per coach) under the supervision of their owners or accompanying passengers with payment for their transportation.
Carriage of dogs is muzzled and the leash in separate compartments of the compartment carriage under the supervision of their owners or accompanying passengers with payment of the full cost of all seats in the compartment without additional payment for their transportation, while the number of rides in the coupe of dogs and their owners or accompanying passengers must not exceed the number of seats in the compartment.
The commuter trains will be allowed to transport dogs under the supervision of their owners or accompanying passengers with payment for their transportation.
Transportation of large dogs and in commuter trains charge.
The number of passing in a coupe of dogs and their owners or accompanying passengers must not exceed the number of seats in the compartment.
The guide dogs blind passengers are carrying with them free of charge in cars of all categories.
Transportation of small Pets, dogs and birds with a total weight of one place up to 20 kg in long-distance or local is paid as per 20 kg of baggage, and weighing more than 20 kg, with payment for the actual weight.
Carriage in the baggage car of bees is charged for the actual weight. In this case the passenger receives a receipt “Luggage at hand” on the entire route, or at the request of the passenger to the transfer point.