Federal Migration Service of Russia is ready to produce international passports with an electronic chip
In the nearest future, Russians will fly abroad with a passport with an electronic chip, according to the head of the Federal Migration Service Konstantin Romodanovsky.
"We are ready to start almost an identity card of the citizen of the Russian Federation with the electronic data. It takes time to solve a number of organizational issues," Konstantin Romodanovsky said on Wednesday at a press conference at the central office of Interfax.
At the same time, he noted that the old type of passport issued for a period of five years will be still used for certain period.