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Russian Ministry of Transport moving forward with new drone legislation

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The Russian Ministry of Transport will soon establish a new working group to develop new drone legislation. The approval was signed by Minister Maxim Sokolov on 16 August 2016.

The ‘Development of Drones in the Transport Industry of Russia’ working group will be led by Alexei Semenov, who currently heads the Ministry’s Department of Development Programmes. Other members of the group will include representatives of leading companies such as Rostelecom, KAMAZ, Avtodor, as well as representatives from the public sector including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

The group’s responsibilities will be not only to develop the legal framework but also to organise and analyse pilot projects in Russia.

One of the first tasks for the group will be to issue a decision on the registration of drones, as well as to create and maintain and registry of drones and their owners. According to Alexei Semenov, the Ministry of Transport plans to release a set of documents in the near future and update the Air Code so that drones can be legally recognised.

A similar working group for aircraft systems has also been established under the President of the Russian Federation. This group plans to develop a road map for implementing drone control systems.

Reference: This text has been translated from http://ru-bezh.ru/gossektor/mintrans-obespechit-bespilotniki-normativnoj-bazoj