The British authorities changed the passport registration order as a preventive measure to fight terrorism. According to new regulations, an individual is supposed to show his or her full face with a neutral expression and a closed mouth. New guidelines have wiped the smile off the face of British passport holders.
Great Britain is introducing new e-passports next year. A passport holder's picture will be placed in an electronic chip. It was forbidden to smile because scanners at the customs will be able to identify only close-mouthed photographs. Sunglasses and hair slanting across the eyes is excluded as well.
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part