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Foreign Travel Watch

The Federation Council is drafting a bill to introduce a registry for all Russian citizens who travel abroad, Interfax reported Wednesday, citing the upper chamber’s speaker, Sergei Mironov.

The traveler watch would make it easier to account for Russians abroad and arrange their evacuation in case of emergency, such as the current rioting in Egypt, where up to 75,000 Russian citizens may be stranded, Mironov said.

He did not say when the bill may be introduced to the State Duma. 

(MT)

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