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    Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints


    Biometric fingerprint collector and reader

    10/17/19
    Russian authorities are drawing up plans to require all visiting foreigners to submit fingerprints upon arrival, the country’s deputy police chief has said, as experts warned that the move would hurt tourism. Russia has prosecuted more than 30,000 foreigners so far in 2019 for violating migration law, Russia’s Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy said at an inter-agency forum Wednesday. His comments come amid government plans to offer simplified e-visas to foreign tourists by 2021 in a bid to collect up to $15.5 billion in annual tourism revenue. “[Requiring fingerprints] will allow us to systematize Russia’s existing database and prevent unwanted people or those who committed crimes in other countries from setting foot in our territory,” the state-run TASS news agency quoted Gorovoy as saying. Industry experts expect the move to slash the number of visiting tourists by up to 20% and cause issues with electronic visas that had already been issued. Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg has launched a pilot program offering e-visas to tourists starting from Oct 1. Around 17 million people visit Russia every year, according to Gorovoy’s estimates. Tourists around the world have frequently cited difficulties with obtaining visas as a barrier to visiting Russia.
    Ummm, no thanks.


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    Re: Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints


    Biometric fingerprint collector and reader



    Ummm, no thanks.
    Why not, foreings and foreing citizens like halfgods for russians. Cause our soveit mentality. Yeah i'm from Russia.

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    Re: Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    Quote Originally Posted by Ietamori View Post
    Why not, foreings and foreing citizens like halfgods for russians. Cause our soveit mentality. Yeah i'm from Russia.
    My condolences.


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    Re: Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    If USA does the same it's nice
    Anything from Russia is automatically bad

    Do you know biometric passport is using for what?

    Just look for requirements to get an US visa

    Fingerprinting

    Visa applicants are fingerprinted by the U.S. Embassy or Consulate as part of the visa interview. During the visa application process, usually at the interview, an ink-free, digital fingerprint scan will be quickly taken
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    Re: Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    Quote Originally Posted by Ietamori View Post
    Why not, foreings and foreing citizens like halfgods for russians. Cause our soveit mentality. Yeah i'm from Russia.
    I do not believe

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    Re: Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    If USA does the same it's nice
    Anything from Russia is automatically bad

    Do you know biometric passport is using for what?

    Just look for requirements to get an US visa

    Fingerprinting

    Visa applicants are fingerprinted by the U.S. Embassy or Consulate as part of the visa interview. During the visa application process, usually at the interview, an ink-free, digital fingerprint scan will be quickly taken
    Yup, every country one travels to and requires a visa these days takes fingerprints and other biometric data during the application process. This is just more silly whining from the Ukrainian agent.

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    Re: Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Yup, every country one travels to and requires a visa these days takes fingerprints and other biometric data during the application process. This is just more silly whining from the Ukrainian agent.
    Anything coming from Russia is of course wrong.
    Even the basic foundation of security already applied by western countries longer as ten years
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    Re: Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    Anything coming from Russia is of course wrong.
    Even the basic foundation of security already applied by western countries longer as ten years
    Which countries require tourists to submit their fingerprints at Customs?

    That is unnecessary with biometric passports.


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    Re: Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    it's a place that i'd like to see, but not while they are doing scumbaggy things like murdering people abroad and installing brain free Manchurian candidates in our executive branch. i hope that i live long enough to see Russia grow past communist dictators and wannabe czars.

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    Re: Russia Moves to Require Visitors to Submit Fingerprints

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    it's a place that i'd like to see, but not while they are doing scumbaggy things like murdering people abroad and installing brain free Manchurian candidates in our executive branch. i hope that i live long enough to see Russia grow past communist dictators and wannabe czars.
    My suggestion ... travel the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostok. On return ... travel the Baikal–Amur Mainline from Vladivostok to Moscow.

    Russia is going to change as you leave the Moscow metro area, and change dramatically east of the Urals. Endeavor to spend time at various stops along the way.

    Be sure to stop off at Lake Baikal (Ozero Baykal) in Irkutsk oblast. It is the deepest (5,315 feet) continental body of freshwater in the world.

    The Russians have these rube-goldberg tracked contraptions for going out on the lake ice in the winter. Lol, resist the urge.


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