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30,000 Foreigners Banned

More than 30,000 foreigners are banned from entering Russia this year over minor offenses committed on Russian soil, the Federal Migration Service said Friday.

The blacklisted foreigners have committed no less than two administrative offenses, agency spokesman Konstantin Poltoranin told Interfax.

“We will not stop at this,” Poltoranin said, adding that foreigners convicted of either criminal or administrative offenses will be included on the blacklist. 


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