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Finland's government said it will significantly limit passenger traffic on Finland's border with Russia by banning Russian citizens traveling on tourist visas from entering the country starting Friday, AP reported.

The decision in principle is aimed at completely preventing Russian tourism to Finland and related transit through Finland, Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto told a news conference. Entry for family visits as well as for work and study will still be allowed.

The government motivated its decision by the fact that the continued arrival of Russian tourists in Finland threatens the country's international relations, without specifying how and with whom.

As of September 1, Finland had reduced the number of visas, including those for tourist purposes, issued to Russian citizens to one tenth of the usual number.

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