New border-crossing office opened in Sochi

16 March 2012 - 4:24pm

A new vehicle border-crossing complex called Adler has been opened in Sochi on the Russian-Abkhaz border, RIA Novosti cites Natalya Stredinina, press speaker of the Black Sea-Azov Border Directorate of the FSB Coastal Guards of Russia, as saying.
The new terminal has advanced equipment. It will reduce intensive traffic on the old car bridge, which has had major traffic jams in the last 5-6 years, especially during the summer.
Every transport vehicle, whether it is a bus, car or truck, has a special territory to pass all control procedures, such as passport control. There are 26 control seats. Thus, capacity has increased six-fold, Stredinina explains.
She clarified that there are no changes for pedestrians. Launch of the new terminal will be organized along the old bridge over the River Psou with 28 passport control seats.
The Adler control post on the Russian-Abkhaz border has about 12,000 people and 2,000 vehicles passing daily. 

Read also

Sep 1 2014 - 15:21
Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on August 25, on the eve of the summit of the Customs Union, Ukraine and the EU in Minsk, that Kazakhstan “has the right to quit the EaEU” if the nation needs to. He emphasized that the independence of Kazakhstan is its biggest treasure.
Sep 1 2014 - 14:00
Federica Mogherini, the foreign minister of Italy elected as the new EU Foreign Policy Chief on Saturday (becoming incumbent on November 1), said that Russia was no longer a strategic partner of Europe and emphasized that Ukraine had the right to choose the European course, RIA Novosti reports.She blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for ending the partnership. Putin had spoken for the formation of a common economic space from Lisbon to Vladivostok earlier.
Sep 1 2014 - 10:57
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with students and teachers of MGIMO that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was focused on eliminating militants in Donbass to achieve peace, RIA Novosti reports.
Aug 31 2014 - 18:16
Italy's Federica Mogherini is set to serve as the new European Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, world media report on Sunday night.