Russia will start issuing plastic IDs in 2016, phase out passports in 2017-2018

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MOSCOW. Dec 9 (Interfax) – Russia will stop issuing domestic passports in 2017-2018 and replace them with plastic cards, head of the Federal Migration Service (FMS) Konstantin Romodanovsky has said. “We will launch the cards in 2016,” he said during a lecture at Moscow State University on Friday. “We would want to launch wide-scale use of the document as of […]

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