It should be easier to use Amateur Radio while visiting the Russian Federation following their decision to join the CEPT Radio Amateur License agreement.
At a recent meeting the Russian State Commission for Radio Frequencies decided that the Russian Federation will join CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01 (CEPT Radio Amateur License) and ECC/REC/(05)06 (CEPT Novice).
The commision plans to advise CEPT Working Group RA accordingly in the near future.
WGRA meetings are scheduled for May and September 2011. IARU Region 1 considers this a a major step forward to achieve worldwide radio amateur roaming.
T/R 61-01 (CEPT Radio Amateur License) corresponds to the USA Extra and UK Advanced/Full license.
ECC/REC/(05)06 (CEPT Novice License) corresponds to the USA General and UK Intermediate license. It is over 5 years since it was introduced but the UK still hasn’t joined.