Over 80,000 Russians barred from travelling abroad
Moscow: More than 80,000 Russians
are barred from travelling abroad during the vacation season
due to their debts, an official here has said.
A total of 80,749 debtors have been temporary barred
from going outside the country this year, the official said.
About a third (26,646) of them have alimony debts, the
head of the press service of the Federal Service of Bailiffs,
Natalia Selivanova, told Itar-Tass.
The use of the temporary restriction not to leave
Russia (it is in force for six months and may be prolonged) is
not the only, though serious, resort to force payment.
Last year, bailiffs sent 177,300 notifications about
the restrictions, including more than 42,800 against alimony
debtors. It is double the amount of 2008.
As a result, debtors paid off over USD 67,592,579 (USD
25,665,868 in 2008), including USD 4,325,925 to repay alimony
People can receive information whether they have debts
in offices of the service near their residence places. A
passport must be presented there. One who receives such a
notification must pay the debt in five days. If the debt is
repaid, the measures are not used, and travelling abroad is
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