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Papers, please; Feds order passports for certain citizens on domestic flights

RIAN_archive_1052479_Work_of_border_guards_on_Russian-Lithuanian_border_in_Ribachy_village,_Kaliningrad_regionBe it Nazi Germany’s much dreaded Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei) or the Soviet State’s equally deadly People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs — abbreviated NKVD — (Narodnyy Komissariat Vnutrennikh Del), Hollywood has almost enshrined the words “papers, please” into popular culture. And with those two simple spoken words mouthed by the right evil screen villain, the audience knows immediately that things have just taken a turn for the worse for the good guys. Continue reading Papers, please; Feds order passports for certain citizens on domestic flights