"The bill proposes to determine the period of storage by the internal affairs bodies of fingerprint information obtained from persons subject to state fingerprinting registration until the fact of their death is established or until they reach the age of 100," the statement on the website of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs says.

The ministry recalled that in Russia there is a tendency to an increase in the number of people who have reached the age of 80.

People in this age group are more prone to diseases associated with memory loss.

“Accordingly, the increase in the storage period of fingerprint information until a person reaches the age of 100 years is reasonable,” the department added.

In October, the Ministry of Internal Affairs proposed introducing a mandatory medical examination and fingerprinting for citizens from the EAEU countries who come without a visa and stay in Russia for more than a month.