Deputy Head of the Moscow Federal Migration Service Was Shot While Hunting


The deputy head of the Moscow department of the Federal Migration Service of Russia, Nikolai Azarov, died tragically on Wednesday while hunting, the department reports on its website.

A friend of the deceased Azarov, the  head of the construction company “MSITI-Development” Armen Zakaryan, accidentally fired a gun in the passenger compartment of the car where Azarov was. The deputy head of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation for Moscow died on the spot from the received wound. “On November 5, 2014, Colonel of the Internal Service Nikolai Petrovich Azarov, Deputy Head of the Federal Migration Service of Russia in Moscow, died under tragic circumstances,” the message says.



LDPR Asks to Put Together a Foreign Legion From Migrants to Protect the Country From Western Aggression


Moscow, November 10.  The representative of the LDPR faction in the State Duma of the Russian Federation Roman Khudyakov sent an appeal to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation with a request to create a Foreign Legion, which can include migrants living in Russia and ready to serve in the ranks of the Russian army.

A copy of the document was also sent to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), which, in addition to Russia, includes Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

The Duma Will Oblige the Fms to Work Directly With Guest Workers From 2016


Oblige the Fms And again, instead of limiting the number of migrants, setting strict quotas for attracting foreign labor, or at least establishing a minimum wage for migrant workers, in order to create more favorable conditions for attracting the indigenous population to work, the State Duma wants to completely outsource the issue of issuing patents, permits to the Federal Migration Service. work and other documents. At the same time, the FMS does not even cope with its current tasks, according to official data from the prosecutor’s office in Russia, only every 10 migrants are registered, the rest are lost somewhere in basements and at construction sites. 
The Federal Migration Service, when registering labor patents for migrants, will have to work with applicants without intermediaries from January 1, 2016, and not 2017, as previously assumed. Such an amendment to the bill on the new procedure for attracting foreign labor will be introduced by the chairman of the constitutional committee of the State Duma, Vladimir Pligin. The Federal Migration Service does not agree to completely take on this work in the near future, warning that there will be queues of migrants at the service departments



On Tuesday, the State Duma will consider in the second reading the draft law of the chairman of the Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption Irina Yarovaya, which replaces the quota mechanism for attracting foreign citizens to work for a permitting procedure for employment under patents. As the author of the draft, adopted in early July in the first reading, noted, it introduces the personal responsibility of governors for migration policy in their region.

Earlier, the Constitutional Committee of the State Duma, after lengthy consultations with relevant departments, the government of Moscow and Yarovaya, approved amendments to the bill. One of the novelties was the abolition of the norm that allows migrants to work with the territorial bodies of the FMS through a representative. According to Yarovaya, this rule, which allows obtaining patents through intermediaries, generates a “corruption scheme”. Those wishing to work in Russia will have to represent their interests either personally or through a specialized organization authorized by a constituent entity of the Federation.


The FMS did not agree with the abolition of intermediaries, insisting that a longer transition period should be established. “I am worried about how our territorial bodies will cope and how the residents of the districts where there will be queues of migrants for registration will feel,” said Ekaterina Yegorova, First Deputy Director of the Federal Migration Service, at a committee meeting on November 6.


Nevertheless, the deputies not only insisted on abolishing the provision on intermediaries, but also decided to shorten the proposed transition period by a year. When considering the bill in the second reading, the chairman of the constitutional committee, Vladimir Pligin, intends to propose for consideration by vote a new amendment that changes the deadline for the completion of the transition period from January 1, 2017 to January 1, 2016. This amendment was signed by the author of the bill Yarovaya, he told RBC.

Vyacheslav Postavnin, former deputy head of the Federal Migration Service, president of the Migration XXI Century Foundation, believes that legislators who decide to replenish the budget by issuing patents should go further and leave this function entirely at the mercy of the regional authorities. “It is necessary to leave the FMS with only control and supervisory functions in this matter, and let the provision of services be the business of the region,” says Postavnin. “The idea is good, if only to really completely abandon the queues at the FMS offices, which create corruption and social tension, in favor of specialized centers.”


In 2015, The Russian Federation Will Receive Another 126 Thousand Migrants


The Government of the Russian Federation has established quotas for the issuance of permits for temporary residence in the Russian Federation. According to the decree, in 2015 the Russian Federation will be able to receive 126,055 thousand migrants.

The size of the quota for 2015 was established on the basis of proposals from the executive authorities of the constituent entities of the Federation, prepared taking into account the migration situation and economic situation in each specific region. So, the quota of Moscow was 2 thousand permits, and the Crimean Federal District – 1.9 thousand permits.

The initiative was opposed by trade unions, fearing that no one would be able to control the number of labor migrants entering the country.


The Head of Roshydromet Predicted the Appearance of Refugees From Asia in the Russian Federation



The head of Roshydromet, Alexander Frolov, predicted a massive influx of refugees from Asia to the Russian Federation due to the lack of fresh water. This was announced on November 24 by Interfax.

“Our neighbors will have very bad water, food and work, and so-called“ climate refugees ”will appear. They, in fact, are – this is Central Asia, ”Frolov said at a press conference on the rate of global warming.

The head of Roshydromet explained that the warming will also affect the southern regions of the Russian Federation. According to him, the problem of water is already affecting relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, and over time, water will become a resource that will play no less important role in politics than oil.