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In Russia, a passport can be replaced with an application

The Russian government is considering the option of introducing a mobile application, to which citizens can attach a valid passport.

The initiative was announced at the Russia Calling! Forum by Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov.

According to the politician, the authorities are actively discussing the issue of creating a digital passport. This new form factor for the country can be used as a full-fledged identity document.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]We solve the following question: Do you need a stationary version, which you have to constantly carry in your pocket for identification purposes? [/perfectpullquote] [perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Mobility is changing the world very quickly, and I think we should develop several form factors at once. [/perfectpullquote]

Maxim Akimov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

If the government approves this development scenario, the first passports in the form of mobile applications will appear within 9 to 12 months.

Another alternative to a classic passport can be a special card with a photo and a chip. Its size is completely repeated banking. The card will contain information about the owner, as well as his fingerprints. Gazette ]

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