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MOSCOW, April 03. /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian upper house has suggested an initiative to extend up to 10 years a ban to enter Russia for foreigners who have earlier violated the rules of presence on the Russian territory. The bill was initiated by Chairman of the upper house Committee on Constitutional Legislation, Legal and Judicial Issues and the Development of Civil Society Andrei Klishas and First Deputy Chairman of the upper house Committee on International Affairs Vladimir Dzhabarov.
According to the law in effect at present, foreign citizens and people without citizenship who violate Russian law while staying in Russia are not allowed to enter Russia again for 3 years.
President Putin in his state of the nation address at the end of last year pointed out that depending on a degree of seriousness of a violation committed by a foreign citizen, the no-entry ban should range from 3 to 10 years.
The proposed bill envisages that a prohibition to enter Russia for a term of ten years applies to foreign citizens or people without citizenship who during their previous visit to Russia, where they remained for more than one year without leaving the Russian territory since they first arrived, neither left Russia when their term of presence on the Russian territory expired nor applied to the legislative bodies to authorize the stay in Russia for a longer period.
The bill aims to prevent foreign citizens or people without citizenship from staying on the Russian territory illegally and rules out a possibility of their return to Russia before the ban is lifted, the authors of the bill said.
If passed the bill will entail amendments to the federal law "On the order of exit from and entry into the Russian Federation".