Now visas will only be issued to passports with a validity of 10 years.
Italy has changed the rules for applying for a visa for Russians
From November 15, Italian the consulate will no longer accept five-year passports. That is, you can now get a visa only in a biometric passport for a period of 10 years. Also, if you have two valid passports, you must provide both when applying. Such a statement appeared on the website of the Italian Visa Center, there was an update on the rules for applying for a visa.