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IGORA, Leningrad region, June 22 (Itar-Tass) — Finnish President Sauli Niinisto said on Friday he could not envisage visa-free travel for Russian citizens but could consider the use of electronic techniques for easing visa rules.
Niinisto, who met with President Vladimir Putin, said he was pleased with the interest of Russian tourists in Finland but noted that his country had delegated some of the visa powers to the EU.
He said Finland was trying to be as flexible as possible and use the available space for maneuver. The Finnish Consulate General in St. Petersburg annually issues over 1 million visas to Russians, including multi-entry visas with a long period of validity.
Putin said that the Russian-Finnish border was crossed ten million times in 2011.