A source in the Russian foreign Ministry: no plans for an exit visa in Moscow was never discussed


MOSCOW, November 13. Any plans for exit visas from Russia was never discussed. This was stated by a senior source in the Russian foreign Ministry.

“No such plans about some exit visas was never discussed – the Russian foreign Ministry immediately declared and can not be discussed”, – said the Agency interlocutor.

“The accents are not entirely accurate”

The head of the legal service of the CPRF, State Duma Deputy Vadim Solovyov also denied the information that allegedly in the state Duma are discussing the possibility of introduction of exit visas for Russian citizens.

Earlier media reported with reference to Solovyov, that such conversations are conducted in the lower house of Parliament.

“The accents are not entirely accurate. When I made said that the Duma is now receiving many suggestions from the citizens aimed at improving safety and protecting the interests of our tourists,” – said Solovyov.

The MP said that among the letters were several proposals to introduce mandatory specific procedure.

It implies that our intelligence agencies should formally assess the terrorist threat in the country. And or tour operators at the time of sale vouchers under the painting should give the tourist a memo about a terrorist threat in the region, or it is done by the Embassy of the country in which the tourist is going. And after this official warning under the signature of the person himself / herself would have decided to fly in a particular country

Vadim Soloviev
the Deputy of the State Duma

The MP indicated that we are not talking about exit visas, and the need of personal information of citizens about the extent of the terrorist threat. “This is what he had in mind,” added Soloviev. He stressed that the deputies are carefully examining the proposals of the citizens on these matters, and may, following consideration of the ideas lawmakers will act with any initiative.

The suspension of air links with Egypt

On November 6, President Vladimir Putin agreed with the recommendations of the National anti-terrorism Committee to suspend air traffic with Egypt. As explained by the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov, this measure is entered not until the end of investigation of accident of the plane “Kogalymavia”, until then, until will not be provided the proper level of security. On similar measures earlier went by a number of European countries, including great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands.

The initiative for the suspension of air links with Turkey and Tunisia

Newspaper Izvestia said Thursday that deputies of the state Duma from the CPRF Valery Rashkin and Sergei Obukhov sent a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, in which he also proposed to temporarily close the connections with Turkey and Tunisia, citing the fact that the United States “are within the zone of influence of the militants ISIL (the former name of the terrorist group “Islamic state”, banned in Russia – a comment)”.

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Senator Ozerov: to make proposals on a ban of flights should the competent authorities

Commenting on this legislative initiative, the head of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov said that to put forward proposals on the termination of air links with the country in question in connection with the terrorist threat needs the competent authorities, not MPs.

“There is the FSB, which monitors the situation in a particular region of the world, gives its proposals to the government and the President of the Russian Federation”, – he said, Recalling that in relation to air links with Egypt occurred in this order: the national anti-terrorist Committee has made a proposal to the President. “From my point of view, if each of us will choose the country, where a serious situation… I can name a dozen countries. Should the competent authorities to do,” said the Senator.

Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Andrei Klimov, in turn, expressed the view that the Turkish government controls the security situation in the country.

“As for Turkey, it is known that there were terrorist attacks before the recent elections was strained, but still, I think the Turkish government is currently in control of the country has,” said Klimov, adding that “while not aware of the circumstances leading to the need of such restrictions, as with Egypt”. “Egypt is a force majeure”, – he stressed. As for Tunisia, it is, according to Klimov after the beginning of the “Arab spring” the situation there is complicated, and “we need to think seven times before to go.”