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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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344 RUSSIAN CUSTOMS REGULATIONS, &c. P. ix., Сн. i.

The following articles are allowed free of duty as passengers’
luggage1 :—

1. Clothing, boots and shoes, linen and towels (already used)—in
quantity necessary for a passenger. Pillows, mattresses, table and
bed linen, although they have been in use, are only allowed in very
small quantities.

2. Furs : such as cloaks, caps, muffs, &c.—one set for each
passenger.

3. Articles of gold, silver, or any other metal, for household
purposes—up to 3 lbs. in weight for each person ; toilet bags of every
description—one for each person. All silver articles, which have
already been in use and were manufactured within the Empire,
including Poland, and which bear the Government mark, are allowed
’free of duty in any quantity. Articles of gold and silver which are
passed as passengers’ luggage and free of duty do not require to bear
the Government mark ; other articles of the same description are
only passed, on payment of the necessary duty, if they come up to
the Government standard ; if not, they are liable to be sent back.

4. Articles of personal use in gold, silver, &c.—two of every
description for each person ; toilet accessories, such as rings, scarf
pins, links, studs, &c., &c.—as many as the passenger carries, if they
do not appear to be brought for sale. The regulations mentioned
in the above paragraph apply equally to this paragraph.

5. Articles not mentioned in the foregoing paragraph, but which
are required for use on the voyage : two in number for each person.
New gloves : not over a dozen pairs. Kitchenware, dinner and tea
sets, bronzes, clocks, window and door curtains, carpets, and generally
articles employed for furnishing and ornamenting houses, are not
considered as articles which are required by passengers during the
voyage.

6. Surgeons are allowed to bring surgical instruments ; artists,
articles required in art ; tradesmen, necessary tools; musicians,
hand instruments, so long as the articles brought do not appear to
be for sale.

7. Boxes containing snuff and tobacco, if they have been opened ;
cigars, not over a hundred for each person.

8. Eatables, in very small quantities.

9. Cases, trunks, boxes, bales, bags, &c., containing passengers’
luggage : as many as there are. New fancy cases and receptacles
mounted with bronze, or otherwise ornamented, although containing
luggage, are not allowed free of duty.

10. Carriages which have been taken out of the Russian Empire,
or the provinces of the kingdom of Poland, may be brought in again
on presentation of a certificate from the custom house by which they
were passed out. All other carriages are allowed in on payment of
duty, but should the passenger wish to return abroad and take the
carriages with him, the duty is refunded on presentation of the receipt
given by the customs officer by whom it was collected. These receipts
are obtainable on request and are valid for two years from the day
of their issue.2

1 Customs Reg., Art. 715.

2 Ibid., Art. 715.

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