As in the western world, there should be laws and standards in Russia, which give priority to its citizens who deal in trade, the member of the Federation Council, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the Federation Council for CIS, Andrei Nelidov, exclusively informed Trend Special Correspondent, commenting on the decision of Russian Government prohibiting the foreign citizens to become involved in the retail trade from 1 April 2007.
Economy is not the factor here, Nelidov said, adding that there are laws in every country gives priority to its citizens. Even, the market country such as Turkey puts a limitation on foreigners who arrive in Turkey to work in markets, shops, etc. This is normal, he stated.
Nelidov stressed that under normal circumstances most intelligent persons live and work in accordance with the rules that exist in the Country. But there are others that enter Russia to engage in market trade, impose their own rules and try to inflict their opinions and attitudes upon their customers which causes conflict, Senator stated. If you live in a strange country it is imperative that you study its principles in order not to offend anyone. Unfortunately, the people who come to the Russian markets are not yet educated. We are fighting against this and consider that the laws and moral barriers should be taken into consideration, Nelidov concluded.