Back to the Bad Old Days

From the Moscow Times

Thinking of jetting up to St. Petersburg for a week to see White Nights this summer? If you’re a foreigner and you want to spare your employer from a possible $30,000 fine, you’d better make sure the government knows you’re leaving town.

According to a new law that came into effect Jan. 15, foreigners are now required to hand over their registration papers to migration officials — via their employer or other sponsor — every time they leave the country and re-register upon subsequent entry into the country.

Hat Tip La Russophobe

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