By 2004, Russian passports may contain additional identification marks, Russian Minister of the Interior Boris Gryzlov said.
"Today's passports do not allow us to fully identify a person," the minister pointed out. Gryzlov mentioned that he had attended a recent meeting of G8 interior ministers, when it was decided to apply biometric attributes, such as finger-prints, cornea characteristics, person's appearances processed digitally.
"G8 countries believe that it is necessary to settle uniform principles, that is why they determined the time frame /till October 2004/ for the introduction of the innovation to identify a person. "And Russia will by no means stand back," the Russian minister of the interior concluded.
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