Migrant crime rates not growing in Russia – Federal Migration Service

Russian Jail File Photo Showing Outer Wall, Windows, Barbed Wire

MOSCOW. Jan 21 (Interfax) – The majority of foreign migrants arriving in Russia come from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Ukraine. There is no growth of migrant crime rates, Federal Migration Service head Konstantin Romodanovsky told Interfax. “Only 3.4% of solved crimes are committed by migrants. Most frequently migrants are charged with document forgery,” he said. Migrant arrivals in Russia have grown […]

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Russia Needs Immigrants, FMS Chief Says

Migrant Workers file photo

(Moscow Times – themoscowtimes.com – Nikolaus von Twickel – January 22, 2013) Russia urgently needs to attract immigrants over the coming years to avoid labor shortages, the country’s top migration officer said Monday. “Even if we manage to stabilize or increase the population by raising the birth rate, the only source for increasing the labor force for the coming 15 […]

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