Reception at the airports


FSB will force VIP-persons to pass the general queue at airports

VIPs will be obliged to stand in public lines at Russian airports.

Starting from 1 July, VIPs will only be able to check-in baggage separately from other passengers at Russian airports; however, in order to pass passport control, they will have to go through a common queue along with other passengers.

The initiator of this innovation was the Federal Security Service (FSB), which had previously indicated the illegality of such actions at airports. The FSB leadership has already notified border guards about such measures, however, at present, not all airports follow the new rules, in particular, it concerns the capital Domodedovo и Sheremetyevo.

Nevertheless, experts suggest that with a complete transition to new methods of servicing "special passengers", the VIP services themselves become meaningless.