MOSCOW, May 28 (RAPSI) — The Government Law-Making Commission has approved an initiative prohibiting a foreign parent from traveling abroad with children being Russian citizens in the absence of the consent of the other parent, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia Vladimir Gruzdev informs RAPSI. 

The need for such a norm is caused by the fact that in practice there are cases where foreign parents take their children, citizens of Russia, abroad while in disagreement with the other parent who is a citizen of Russia, Gruzdev noted.

At the same time, a parent who is a citizen of Russia and who has filed an application to prohibit the departure of the child will be able to travel abroad with this child: the ban applies only to the child's departure with another parent or independent travel. 

According to Gruzdev, in the document on travel of children abroad parents will also be able to set targeted bans, including certain countries in the stop list. At the same time, it will be possible to withdraw the application under out of court procedures.