I saw a reference to drunk driving- NO alcohol is permitted, while in Texas, 0.08% blood alcohol is the limit. Sure , some will violate the law. To get a car inspection, first you get a chest x-ray, vision, hearing, and a few screenings(drugs, sanity, etc) then your car... OH, YES! While on "cars"- a...
Best answer: I saw a reference to drunk driving- NO alcohol is permitted, while in Texas, 0.08% blood alcohol is the limit. Sure , some will violate the law. To get a car inspection, first you get a chest x-ray, vision, hearing, and a few screenings(drugs, sanity, etc) then your car... OH, YES! While on "cars"- a bribe 500 rubles or maybe 1000 is not such a pariah as in USA. Offer a traffic cop in USA $50 and you're deeper in doo-doo. Once, all I had done to be stopped was 57 kph in a 50. I had all pertinent documents but ONE (required back in 2012 or so)- a little permission card to drive my sister-in-law's car. I could have been impounded. I could have had to take a bus and come back in a bus... the policeman offered a solution- a sum of money. I asked 100 ($3) rubles? He said it is not serious money. 500? OK done deal, no fine, no impoundment, so the laws are not so bad in this case... Wages were about 15,000 a month ($500) then.
Land, the country of Russia is free and open to roam. One may fish in any lake, stream, river with no restrictions unless using a net. We wander the fields (literally strawberry fields forever) and search for mushrooms (in forests too) as well as wild strawberries. No fences, no "Posted Keep Out" signs. Only such signs in special RARE areas which only scientists may enter. Fences are only around personal houses.
We never have "bond issues" for schools to be built or refurbished. They are done so out of the federal coffers with no asking people anything.
THOSE are the laws which really affect me (and others) as a human being. All the Right to Life Liberty and ETC. on the books, we don't live by, day to day. In USA, Right to Bear Arms is so important it is better to have Sandy Hook from time to time than to seriously look at ending some of the carnage. There are many laws on the books- below is an excerpt of the Russian constitution which may list interesting rights.
3. Able-bodied children over 18 years of age shall take care of disabled parents. (no rest [death] homes here) you can hire "sitters" as often their help is required.
EDIT: A child at age 14 must get a Russian (domestic) Passport. This is a lifetime ID for school, banking, voting, receiving packages at the post office or anything requiring ID. An international passport can be obtained for travel at age 3 or 5, as memory serves. Until that age, a child travels "on" his mother's passport containing his data entry. US passport was required for infant age traveler.
EDIT II- A notary in Russia must have an officially "named" document to notarize. In USA a notary will stamp anything, simply saying "John Smith appeared before me today with a letter...". Russians won't notarize just any statement.
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