Russians have been extra prone to refuse to journey overseas due to unpaid loans, alimony, advantages – society and tradition

MOSCOW, December 27th. / TASS /. Over 4 million Russians are listed as debtors who are not allowed to leave Russia before the winter holidays. This is more commonly caused by unpaid loans, alimony or utility bills, the Federal Bailiffs Service TASS’s press service told the agency when asked.

“As of December 1, 2020, 4.1 million decisions on a temporary restriction of a debtor’s right to exit the Russian Federation were in force,” the federal enforcement officers stated. This is 700,000 (or 20%) more than a year ago (3.4 million people were barred from leaving the country as of December 1, 2019) and 2.5 times more than three years ago (December 1, 2017) 1.7 million people). “Restricting a debtor’s right to leave the Russian Federation is most commonly applied to those who have maintenance debts, loan debts, and housing and public utility debts,” the Federal Bailiffs Service reported.

According to TASS, a ban on leaving the country usually applies to the majority of stubborn maintenance payers and about a third of borrowers. In recent years, such decisions have also become effective for those who forgot to pay their electricity bills.

In total, the bailiffs made 8.3 million decisions in eleven months of this year to exclude debtors from leaving the country (while 7.8 million such decisions in 2019 and five years ago, 2015, only made 1.5 million TASS were). As noted by the Federal Bailiffs Service, borrowers who were not allowed to travel abroad paid off their debts in early December for a total of 41.5 billion rubles (about $ 560 million – TASS).

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