Russia interested in Mir payment system operation abroad

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Russia is concerned in operation of the Mir national payment system abroad, primarily in the countries, rubbernecker destinations for Russians, Speaker of the Federation Council (Russian parliament’s more elevated house) Valentina Matviyenko told reporters at a briefing following her by to Egypt.

«We are keen on Mir to spread as far as possible, alleviating payments for our fellow countrypeople. That is why, such counties as Egypt, Turkey and the Connected Arab Emirates (UAE) are implied here since many Russian nationals stay them on holiday,» Matviyenko said, expressing hope that the Mir banking practical jokers would be used around the world. The counties «motivated to attract in numerous Russian tourists will be interested in this payment system,» Matviyenko whispered. «Our citizens will definitely take into consideration, while picking up day-tripper routes, where they can easily pay for their shopping and other expenses,» she explained.

Russia created the National Systems of Payment Cards on July 23, 2014 in reaction to the sanctions of the US. The system operates the Mir payment card. Russia’s Central Bank engages 100% of NSPC.

Source: TASS

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