St. Petersburg outlaws noise at late night
MOSCOW, January 30 - RAPSI. The St. Petersburg legislative assembly has approved amendments to the administrative offences law enacted in 2010 banning noises at night, the Rossiya-24 TV channel reported on Wednesday.
Some amendments were proposed by St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, who suggested banning moving furniture at night or conducting repairs in the morning, on weekends, or over the holidays.
The draft law was supported by 43 lawmakers out of 50.
Violators will pay a fine ranging from 500 to 4,000 rubles ($16 to $132). Singing, shouting, whistling, and playing musical instruments is also prohibited at night - from 11:00PM till 7:00AM.
Individuals doing repairs and performing noisy activities from 7:00AM to noon on weekends and during holidays will pay a fine ranging from 500 to 3,000 rubles ($16 to $100).