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Yes, we move freely all over the country, though, if you travel to another region you may be stopped by the road police at the police posts on federal roads. The police may check your drivers licence, also they check if you have necessary papers for the cargo in your truck. Buying a railway ticket or booking a flight requires your passport. So, you only cannot move across the country if you’ve got no identity documents on you. You’ll be stopped and most probably the police will investigate who are you and what is the purpose of your journey.

Being allowed to travel long distances only if you show your identity papers to the police isn’t what most British people would call being allowed to travel freely.

Is there still a “propiska” system in Russia? Or if there is, maybe it’s only in theory?

It’s occurred to me that the British authorities may seek the advice of the Russian authorities with regard to operating an internal passport system.

South Africa had, and Israel has, pass laws, which will also be a reference. Add pass laws to smartphones and the result is…