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Types of closed areas in Russian Federation [message #450] Wed, 02 July 2014 18:41
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Duo to several Government Decrees there are four types of permanent closed areas in Russian Federation.

1. Closed Cities (42 cities).
2. Territories closed for foreigners (parts of 19 Federal Subjects of Russian Federation: in Leningrad Oblast, in Kaliningrad Oblast, and 17 another).
3. Military towns (approx. 170 towns).
4. Border Security Zone (in 45 Federal Subjects of Russian Federation along state border).

Travelling for pleasure for foreigners in Closed Cities, Territories closed for foreigners, and Military towns is almost impossible.

Travelling for pleasure for foreigners in Border Security Zone is possible, if they have special permit of Border Guard Service of Russia. Such permits are free, making by post, but are time consuming (not less 70 days, may be 100 days). Transit via Border Security Zone from/to border crossing customs point doing freely.

[Updated on: Wed, 02 July 2014 18:46]


Sincerely yours, Mr. Repovesi
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