There are now seven million foreign citizens living in Russia. This was announced by the head of the Main Directorate for the Relocation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, Police Lieutenant General Valentina Kazakova, reports TASS…
She clarified that the number of illegal migrants is “insignificant”. According to her, the image of a migrant in Russia is trying to criminalize and generate a dislike for foreigners among Russians. At the same time, the number of crimes committed by foreign citizens increased by almost 6 percent compared to the same period last year.
Kazakova said that more than 500 thousand people have already received Russian citizenship since the beginning of this year. These are mainly citizens of Ukraine. Until the end of the year, this figure will increase even more.
On the eve it was reported that in Moscow migrants staged a massive fight with shovels. Earlier in the Leningrad region, migrants staged a fight with stabbing during a birthday celebration. However, the most resonant incident in recent years was the rape and murder of a pensioner in the Moscow region. Then, after information about the brutal massacre in the village of Buzhaninovo, Sergiev Posad district, local residents gathered in protest at a public gathering in a hostel where migrants live. People complained about serious problems with migrant workers. The authorities closed the hostel. Investigators have indicted two natives of Tajikistan.