Northern Sea Route
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Amended Administrative Offenses Code stipulates penalties for Northern Sea Route navigation safety violations

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed federal law Amending Article 23.10 of the National Administrative Offenses Code, reports the website. The document aims to promote national security in conditions of expanding transport activity along the Northern Sea Route.

The law allows border control agencies to inspect any administrative violations stipulated by the Code's article 11.7, as regards the violation of navigation regulations along the Northern Sea Route.

The State Duma passed the federal law on June 10, 2016, with the Federation Council approving it on June 15, 2016.