Governor Vasily Golubev says the measure was enacted after the region saw an increase in refugees due to evacuation orders by pro-Russian separatist leaders.
Russian artillery forces practice firing near Ukraine border as Russian warships entered the Barents Sea to practice protecting a major shipping lane in the Arctic.
More than 10,000 Russian troops have been returning to their permanent bases after month-long drills near Ukraine, according to the Russian military.
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