Throughout last year, nearly 8 million Russians were placed on the temporary travel ban list, with about two-thirds of them extinguishing their debt by the end of the year, leaving 3.2 million penalized debtors.
Their combined debt is the equivalent of $24 million.
Temporary travel restrictions are enforced when debt to a financial or judicial institution equals 30,000 rubles ($475) or more.
At the same time, Russians owe $2.4 billion in alimony back payments as of January 1 — a historic high for the nation.
Currently, there are 806,000 active court cases related to unpaid alimony with an average debt equaling $2,993.
Courts can also order travel restrictions for unpaid alimony on a case-by-case basis.