May 29, 2023
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Border control is being strengthened in the border areas of the Leningrad Region, and it is better for their residents to keep their documents with them, the press service of the border department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region reported on May 5.

The ministry’s statement clarifies that “it is planned to carry out joint activities aimed at preventing offenses in the border area.” The FSB border service noted that “in order to avoid possible misunderstandings” residents of border settlements should have identification documents with them when leaving their homes, writes RIA News.

The Leningrad Region borders on Finland and Estonia. The length of the land Russian-Finnish border is 1271.8 km, in addition, there is a section of the interstate maritime border of 54 km. The length of the Russian-Estonian border is 336 km, of which the land border is 136 km, the rest goes along Lake Peipsi and the Narva River.

On April 4, Finland joined the NATO military-political bloc. After that, in the Finnish Parliament proposed to change the status of the Aland Islands in the Baltic Sea, where the Russian consulate is located. The islands have been considered a demilitarized zone since 1856.

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