9,000,000 Migrants in Russia…

I am a form of a migrant in Russia, but I am not the normal type of migrant. I come from the USA not the old Soviet satellites. The number of 9,000,000 migrants is way off because most migrants are here illegally. There could be 9 million just in Moscow if the truth is known. The truth will never be known…

I am the rare migrant. I am registered in all aspects that I am suppose to be. I am even registered in a flat as a proper occupant. I have a visa that allows me to come and go as I please. Most migrants have crossed illegally and are stuck once they get here. But they are here to work and send money home to the family. It is kinda sad really. For many of these migrants will never get home before they die, ever…

It is being said that migrants are to be fingerprinted. As I know Russia pretty well and that means people from the CIS countries to start with. I do not suspect that people like me will be bothered for quite awhile. But I am seeing this as ultimately getting a fingerprint data base for all of Russia, including Russians, at some point in the far future…

So there are about nine million foreign immigrants in Russia at present, working mostly from former Soviet republics, director of international cooperation department of the Russian Red Cross (RKK) public charity Sergei Kobets said, citing information provided by the Federal Migration Service…

“Migrants are not really in the best situation, most often they can not obtain medical care and social support of the state, and can only rely on the payment of medical services, dramatically reducing their protection in the country,” said Kobets…

He noted that in September, his organization “observed the situation of migration in all regions, has proved the readiness of RKK regional branches for interaction with government bodies, and saw the provinces implementing the policy toward migrant workers “…

“The Primorye Territory is the region that we believe requires the utmost attention to migration issues. You need to develop a concept of working with the migrants bordered by Japan and China, which supplies a large influx of migrants,” he said, adding that the need to address migration issues arise in the light of the upcoming summit of the APEC countries. “…

Today, the opportunity is being studied to establish the migration center under the aegis of the Red Cross in the Primorye Territory, which will provide assistance to migrants, including medical care…

“We intend to work in the field of migration, in order to counteract the development of xenophobia in the country, which unfortunately is reaching its highest point,” said the director of RKK…

For its part, the head of the laboratory for studies of migration, the Russian Academy of Sciences, Zhanna Zaionchkovskya stressed that the natural decline of the population without disabilities raises the problem of attracting immigrants with advanced education and are specialists in the this or that field…

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