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Fingerprinting for Officials

Employees of 14 state bodies, including most law enforcement agencies and selected governmental watchdogs, will undergo mandatory fingerprinting, Interfax reported Thursday, citing an order released by the Interior Ministry.

The police, army, Emergency Situations Ministry, migration and prison services are among the agencies facing dactylography. Employees of several other agencies, including the Foreign Intelligence and Federal Security services, will be fingerprinted when they retire.


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