From October 1, changes in hours of public silence

Public silence hours are changed about two weeks after the official onset of the winter season (when, among other things, the public transport schedule changes).

Thus, from October 1 to March 31, “silence” is protected by the state. At the same time, there are restrictions both during the daytime and in the evening, at night.

So, in the winter season, these are time intervals from 15:30 to 17:30 and from 22:00 to 07:30.

The following activities are prohibited during these hours:

Work or other activity that makes noise. In exceptional cases of emergency that cannot be postponed, with the express permission of the head of the relevant police department, work, especially public works that cause noise, may be permitted. Using any musical instrument or player, radio, tape recorder, television at high volume, shouting, noisy dancing, or any other noisy event in homes or other private spaces. Songs, shouts, the use of musical instruments, the operation of radios, tape recorders and televisions on the streets, squares and public places of residential areas, as well as in public transport. Noisy games in cafes, billiard rooms or other community centers, as well as shouts and loud conversations of visitors to these centers. Noisy discussions and quarrels in parking lots (buses, TAXIs, etc.), loading or unloading goods on or from trucks that generate noise, and noisy operation of a wheeled vehicle engine. Using sirens, other sound instruments or security systems for no reason, or trial operation.

Violators of the provisions will be prosecuted based on the severity of the offense. To this end, citizens can contact the police to confirm the violation, as well as to bring charges against the violator.

It should be noted that disturbance of silence during the daytime is perceived as much more serious than similar disturbance at night.

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