50 Illegal Migrants Identified in St. Petersburg

The prosecutor’s office of St. Petersburg checked the Kalinin vegetable base for violations of migration legislation. According to the press service of the city prosecutor’s office, more than 50 migrants were found on the territory of the general base, whose documents raised doubts about their authenticity.

Also, the prosecutor’s office was interested in an organization that attracted 3 foreign citizens to work without a corresponding work permit.

On this fact, a representation was made to the organization’s management. Also, 6 decisions were made to initiate an administrative offense case against a legal entity and a guilty official.

At present, the Administrative materials have been sent for consideration to the Kalininsky District Court. Penalties for these violations range from 250 to 850 thousand rubles. for one person illegally recruited by the organization.

Also, during the check on the territory of the base, an organization was identified that provides services to migrants for registration, work permits and other documents. Currently, this fact is being checked.

The First Sms-Labor Exchange Was Created for Guest Workers in St. Petersburg

Sms-Labor Exchange

She specializes in finding workers for low-skilled temporary labor: for seasonal, construction, earthwork and cleaning.

According to “Echo Peterburga”, workers will be invited to work via sms-messages.

To get into the exchange database, a migrant will need to go through a paid registration, again via sms. The employer will also be charged a fee – up to RUB 80 for each employee provided.

What Does the Concept of “Regulation of Migration” Mean in Russia?

Regulation of Migration :Alexander Osipov

In the Russian migration policy [1], no matter how it is defined and assessed, two stages can be distinguished since the beginning of the 90s. The first, conditionally “Yeltsin” – covers the period from the beginning of the 90s. until 2000, the second, conditionally “Putin’s” – from 2000 to the present. The point of view prevailing among officials, politicians and specialists, as well as in the Russian mass media, can be conveyed approximately as follows. After the collapse of the USSR, the Russian government did not pay the necessary attention to the problem of migration, did not show sufficient will, and the policy pursued was inconsistent and contradictory. As a result, migration processes “got out of control”, and the country turned into a “gateway”. For example, as the head of the Federal Migration Service and Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation A. Chernenko put it, “Over the past 10 years, control over migration processes has been lost in Russia; as a result, the country has turned into a “hoarding” of illegal migrants ”[2]. The change of the top leadership entailed a gradual “restoring order”, the fight against illegal migration and the adoption of new legislation in line with the “interests of the country” and the practice adopted in Western countries

Migration Regulation – Russian reality

Migration Regulation – Russian reality

L. D. Erokhina, candidate of sociological sciences,

The migration situation in Russia is becoming extremely acute. The severity of the problems associated with migration flows is largely due to the lack of proper policy on the labor market, imperfection of migration laws and the practice of receiving foreign labor migrants who poured into Russia in the 90s. of the past century.


Thanks to these and other circumstances, over the past decade, stable trends have developed that complicate the already unstable economic and political situation. First of all, the positive internal socio-economic migration of the population of Russia, which is necessary for the development of production, is decreasing. The flows of foreign migrants are increasing. At the same time, it should be noted that the number of foreign citizens who entered Russia exceeds the number of those who have left. In the first half of 2005, the migration growth of the population of Russia increased by 40.7 thousand people, including due to immigrants from the CIS member states – by 37.8 thousand people, or at the same time, there was a decrease in the number of people who left Russia by 3.2 thousand people, including to the CIS countries – by 1.8 thousand people. Similar processes have affected the Far East.