State Population Register Automated System Being Developed In Russia

An automated system, named State Population Register, is being developed in Russia, the system's developers from the Ministry on Communications and Information Technology and the Voskhod Research Institute told a press conference Friday. The State Population Register will contain information on Russian and foreign citizens and stateless persons permanently living in the country. The developers said the system will rid Russians of the tiresome process of collecting various kinds of certificates at state institutions. It provides for the creation of a unified database for use by law enforcement, medical and other official bodies.