Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the Torfyanovka international transport crossing point on the Russian-Finnish border in the Leningrad Region
25 november 2008
Mr Putin visited the car inspection point, the border and immigration posts, the hall for filling in customs forms, and the phyto-sanitary point.
During his visit to the customs, Mr Putin familiarised himself with the operation of a special scanner for lorries. It scans the inspected lorry in a minute and sends its picture to the monitor, allowing customs officials to compare it with the cargo documents.