Record number of Russians banned from traveling abroad

A record number of Russians were banned from traveling abroad

Over the past year, Russian debtors have set a record – their number has grown rapidly and reached 8 million people at the end of the year, and all of them were recorded as travel restrictions. As a result, a record number of Russians were banned from traveling abroad due to debts. Such data is reported by Kommersant, in turn referring to information from the Federal Bailiff Service (FSSP), which provided figures and also compiled a “rough portrait” of Russian debtors.

The first thing the publication claims is that their number skyrocketed and at the beginning of 2023 – that is, at the end of 2022 – amounted to about 8 million. This is a record number over the past 15 years, moreover, by last year the number of debtors had almost doubled times – then it was 4.6 million. Recall that, according to the law “On Enforcement Proceedings”, Russians who are in arrears in payments on alimony and any other debts become “restricted to travel abroad”, and “not to leave” if the debt for alimony and compensation for harm starts from less than 10 thousand rubles, and for other overdue payments – from 30 thousand rubles. – such non-payers of loans, alimony, fines and housing and communal services become restricted to travel abroad.

The bailiffs also drew up a “typical portrait” of such a non-traveling taxpayer – this is a family Russian 30-35 years old with an income of about 30-60 thousand rubles, most likely an employee of the “middle level” and below – so about a third of all undisciplined payers work as drivers, security guards, nurses, waiters, locksmiths, installers, loaders, welders, storekeepers. The most disciplined, by the way, are doctors and teachers.

As for the types of debts that close travel abroad, then approximately one in ten – or 11% – is a non-payer of alimony, debts for which are growing, and the more they grow – the more reliably they close the exit. The second place is occupied by utility bills, where the average debt is 21.5 thousand rubles per person. On the third – citizens who overdue payments on various loans. But the traffic police fines and fines for damages among the debts that close travel abroad are in vanishingly small numbers.

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