Putin against visa regime
By Messenger Staff
Thursday, February 9Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin recently stated that if Russia imposes a new visa regime on its allies in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), it will lose those countries as partners. He believes that requiring visas from CIS citizens will eventually backfire on the Russian economy.
During the first term of Putin's presidency, he instituted a visa regime on Georgian citizens while that country was still a CIS member state.