Domodedovo to Set Aside Rules on Airport Security

Moscow airport Domodedovo has applied to the Supreme Commercial Court to set aside the regulations on airport security which were imposed by the Ministry of Transport earlier this year. The airport management claims that these regulations are unlawful because they shift the responsibilities of the state on to a private company.

The regulations were adopted in February this year, two weeks after a suicide bomber killed 36 people and injured about 140 others.

Airports are expected to carry out investigative activities to prevent terrorist attacks, something, the applicants claim, the police or the Federal Security Service should do. According to the regulations, airports are responsible for illegal activity on their territory and management can be subject to criminal prosecution.'