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First it was Rubber Bullets and now Keep your Shoes On at the Russian Border…

The Ministry of Transport wants to allow air passengers to keep their shoes on and has proposed changing security procedures at Russian airports. This is based on sole and heel thickness and they will allow people to keep belts on that are 4 centimeters or less wide. No this is not done by a new dangled piece of dangerous equipment like America keeps promising. It is called simply seeing the need to change the rules to help passengers have a better flight… (Oh My!)

Now that is another pleasant surprise coming from Russia. That is the only hassle when crossing borders all over the world. Taking shoes off. I laugh every time when I do it, because I think of the old show, “Get Smart!” He had a phone in his shoe…

Now it looks as if taking shoes off at the Russian border will be a thing of the past as long as your shoes are not crazy super thick soled shoes or something…

Strange how I am watching a Russia develop so differently than America. The mind set is so different between the two countries…

I use to think that there was not a whole lot of differences between Russia and the USA, but now I see that many times it is night and day in the thinking’s between the two countries and most of that is the governments thinking’s. America really needs to clean house on the American government. My grandma would have said, “Out with the old and in with the new!”

So while rubber bullet guns are becoming the main police weapon in Russia, us common travelers will not have to take our shoes off anymore just to cross an international border. If you ever decide to travel to Russia you will see a huge difference in the border crossings between Western countries and Eastern countries…

So how is crossing that American border going for you? TSA loves you, more than you know…

Kyle Keeton
Windows to Russia!

PS: I am so glad now I can travel with my phone in my shoe again… 🙂

One Comment

  1. Janus Melina April 8, 2012

    Finally someone in the world sees some sense! I always hate taking the public pseudo-cavity search, but who wants to go through some untried radiation leaking peep-show machine while their shoes are being stolen?

    I also want to say that I’ve been a lurker on your blog for a little over a year now and find it an absolutely fascinating breath of fresh air. You’ve even inspired me to see if I can’t make it as an English teacher in Moscow, just so I can see what Russia is like. You’ve got me hooked.

    Keep up the good work and I will happily keep reading!

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