In Russia, motorists can be granted the right to refuse a car number with the number 666. This was reported by the Moscow agency with reference to State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov (United Russia). According to him, if the driver refuses to receive such a number for religious reasons, the traffic police should provide the motorist with a sign with a different digital combination.
“It is necessary to introduce the mandatory right of people to refuse or ask to replace the number on the basis that this figure is not suitable for their religious beliefs,” the deputy said.
Earlier it became known that the traffic police of the Russian Federation may allow the issuance of car numbers with three-digit codes of the regions. The corresponding draft has already been published on the public services portal and is in the stage of public discussion. If the document is approved, codes on numbers will begin with all digits from 1 to 9, and not just with 1 and 7. Thus, in Moscow they will be able to issue numbers with a code 497 or 999, and in St. Petersburg – 278 or 878.
Initially, the codes of regions in Russia were issued in alphabetical order. Codes 1 to 21 were assigned to the republics, from 22 to 27 to the territories, and from 28 to 76 to the regions of the Russian Federation. After some regional reforms and transformations (for example, after the formation of the Trans-Baikal Territory by the merger of the Chita Region and the Aginsky Buryat Autonomous Okrug), this order ceased to be strict. Numbers 77 and 78 were assigned to cities of federal significance Moscow and St. Petersburg. Next came the autonomous regions and autonomous okrugs.