Putin’s “enhanced” Sochi Olympics Decree seen as a ban on objections to his orwellian rule

The Russian newspaperSource: RG.RU Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated August 19, 2013 N 686

“On the use of high security during the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi”

#Putin‘s new decree today bans “meetings rallies demonstrations marches & pickets” in #Sochi during #Olympics http://t.co/S7KIr7kdfo #LGBT?
โ€” Kirit Radia (@KiritRadia_ABC) August 23, 2013

Published: August 23, 2013 in the “WP” – federal issue number 6163
In order to implement enhanced security measures during the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi, under Part 1 of Article 10 of the Federal Law of December 1, 2007 N 310-FZ “On the organization and holding of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi, the Development of Sochi as a mountain resort and Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation, “the decree:

1. Approve the attached:

a) A list of controlled areas;

b) a description of the restricted border zone.

2. Determine that:

a) controlled areas are established for the organization of authorized access to their persons and vehicles;

b) access of individuals and vehicles in controlled areas is carried out after the police inspection of individuals and their belongings, vehicles and transported for them things (including the use of technical means);

c) exclusion zone is set to prevent access to its citizens and vehicles without service or operational needs;

g) the boundaries of controlled areas and exclusion zones marked on the ground (in the territory, buildings, structures, objects) are well visible signs, labels, and are equipped with engineering and (or) technical means of protection.

3. Deny from January 7 to March 21, 2014 to enter the territory and movement on the territory of the municipality of Sochi vehicles, except:

a) railway vehicles;

b) vehicles registered in the municipality of Sochi;

a) vehicles of emergency services;

d) vehicles with the accreditation certificate as provided in paragraph 5 of this Ordinance.

4. Restrict:

a) drive through the checkpoint of the border of the Russian Federation Adler (Krasnodar Territory) vehicles, categories of which (including with regard to their state registration), as well as the time for which this restriction is introduced, defined by the operations staff to ensure safety during XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi (hereinafter – the operational headquarters);

b) the movement of vehicles on the roads and a special lane highways, road signs and traffic regulations specific markings, administered at the time of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi (hereinafter – the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games ), except for vehicles of emergency services, vehicles will be allowed to enter vehicles in the facilities used for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and (or) the parking of vehicles in these areas.

5. Accreditation certificates for vehicles intended for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, as well as vehicles used for life support Sochi, issued an autonomous non-profit organization “Transport Directorate of the Olympic Games,” in consultation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

6. Set the permissions on the entry of vehicles in the facilities used for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and (or) the parking of vehicles in these areas are issued by independent non-profit organization “The Organizing Committee of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi “(hereinafter – the Organizing Committee) to owners of vehicles with the accreditation certificate as provided in paragraph 5 of this Ordinance.

7. To establish that the territory and waters within which introduces increased security measures, meetings, rallies, demonstrations, marches and pickets that are not associated with the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and planned for the period from January 7 to March 21, 2014 are carried out in that period of time.

8. Deny from January 7 to March 21, 2014 in the territory and waters within which introduced enhanced security measures:

a) the sale of arms, ammunition (bullets) and special funds, the armament state military organizations (hereinafter – special funds);

b) the sale of explosives and materials for industrial use and products containing them;

c) the sale of toxic substances in the list of toxic substances for the purposes of Article 234 and other articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, approved by the Government of the Russian Federation of December 29, 2007 N 964, except insofar as such substances are part of the drug registered in the territory of the Russian Federation in accordance with established procedure.

9. To establish that the period of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games:

a) located in the municipality of Sochi objects of industrial, social, cultural, sporting and household purpose, plots, designed to contain these objects, and other territories in respect of which requires the implementation of special measures for their anti-terrorism protection, subject to enhanced protection in the manner prescribed in the period of preparation for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games;

b) the admission of visitors to the non-sporting events with events held at the Olympic sports facilities is carried out at registration cards, issued in the manner prescribed for the participants and spectators of sports events.

10. Operational headquarters:

a) determine the order of the access of people and vehicles in controlled areas and no-go zone, as well as the entry into the territory of the municipality of Sochi and its traffic vehicles are not subject to the prohibitions and limitations provided for in paragraphs 3 and 4 of this Ordinance ;

b) to determine the list of prohibited and restricted to authorized pronose (to transportation) in the controlled area and the restricted area;

c) establish rules for certain types of activities in controlled areas and restricted area;

d) to organize the protection of these areas;

d) identify the categories of vehicles (including with regard to their state registration), as well as the time for which is a restriction under subparagraph “a” of paragraph 4 of this Ordinance.

11. The Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation in coordination with the operational headquarters set from January 7 to March 21, 2014:

a) the exclusion zone and restrictions in the airspace over the territory and water area within which introduces increased security measures, and to identify cases of use of the airspace in these areas, in which introduced restrictions do not apply;

b) forbidden to swim in the waters of areas within which introduces increased security measures and the rules for such areas, and to identify cases in which in said zones imposed restrictions do not apply.

12. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation for the period of the introduction of enhanced security measures:

a) ensure, within its competence enhanced mode of stay of athletes, sports facilities, and to address the operational staff, facilities and other areas;

b) to organize the ad hoc inspections of legal entities engaged in the sale of weapons, ammunition (bullets) and special funds for compliance with the provisions under sub-paragraph “a” of paragraph 8 of this Decree;

c) provide for the seizure and acceptance in custody until March 20, 2014 weapons, ammunition (bullets) and special equipment relevant territorial bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in the case of detection of the sale of weapons, ammunition (bullets) and special funds;

g) Ensure that since March 21, 2014 and received by return of the seized for safekeeping of weapons, ammunition (bullets) and special funds to their owners with no reason preventing such refund in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.

13. Federal Migration Service to determine the features of registration permits for employment of foreign nationals and stateless persons on the territory of the municipality of Sochi between the organization and holding of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

14. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation to inform the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia on the restrictions imposed under paragraph 4 of this Ordinance.

15. Federal Road Agency, the Krasnodar Territory and the municipal administration of the city of Sochi in coordination with the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation to provide timely information to road users about the time constraints of movement of vehicles on the roads, possible detour routes and places for parking of vehicles by arrangement Information road signs, reports in the media and information and telecommunications network “Internet” in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation.

16. Administration of Krasnodar Region to organize within the territory within which introduces increased security measures, legal persons (medical, pharmacy organizations and wholesale trade of medicines), engaged in the provision of medicines under license for activity on trafficking in narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and their Precursors cultivation of narcotic plants and providing medical assistance to the population with the use of medicines containing narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances or harsh on the basis of a license for medical activities, measures to ensure the adequate supply of medicines for the smooth functioning of these organizations.

17. Autonomous non-profit organization “Olympic Games Transport Directorate”:

a) to determine in consultation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and the procedure for issuing the form of accreditation certificates for vehicles designed for life support of Sochi and the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, as well as in consultation with the municipality resort city of Sochi and the Organising Committee – a list of individuals and entities, vehicles that are eligible for accreditation certificates;

b) to issue accreditation certificates;

c) ensure that a unified database of issued certificates of accreditation.

18. Organising Committee:

a) to determine in consultation with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation and the procedure for issuing authorizations for the entry of vehicles in the facilities used for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and (or) the parking of vehicles in these areas ;

b) to issue permits;

c) ensure that a uniform database of permits.

19. Government of the Russian Federation, Krasnodar Territory Administration to arrange for temporary parking of vehicles for the period of the ban on the entry and movement of vehicles specified in paragraph 3 of this Decree, as well as the movement of public transport in the areas of finding these sites.

20. This Decree shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

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