MIA suggests improving control over entry and stay of immigrants
Control over entry and stay of immigrants in Russia should be improved, according to Olga Kirillova, the Head of the Main Directorate for Migration of the MIA of the Russian Federation.
“Foreign citizens can entry and exit Russia given they comply with the law in effect. Enforcement of the passed laws for combating illegal immigration and illegal employment of immigrants improved the state of immigration affairs. At the same time, we should understand who visits our country and where they come from. This means control over entry and stay of foreigners in Russia should be improved,” she said.
The government has the most necessary instruments for combating illegal immigration, according to Kirillova. Consolidation of efforts and coordination of activities of all the interested agencies will further promote it.
A law prohibiting foreigners who broke the migration law numerous times from entering the country was passed in 2015, Kirillova pointed out. “1.7 million foreign citizens were prohibited from entering Russia as the result,” she said.
“State agencies were able to more easily prosecute and punish (up to deportation and readmission) more foreign citizens who committed latent and continuing administrative offences without being noticed by police over that last 2 years,” Kirillova said.
The story with the arrest of Igor Vainshtok, creator of famous bifidok, in absentia and his escape is pretty confusing. The company founded by him still remains the largest probiotics producer in Russia and generates multimillion profits – however, somehow it was declared bankrupt. An international warrant has been issued against Vainshtok for non-payment of salaries – while the businessman calls his prosecution an element of the raiding takeover of his company that was already recognized a raidership victim in the past. Concurrently, employees of Partner Joint Stock Company created by Vainshtok claim that he has stolen not only millions of rubles from the base bank of Roscosmos – but, more importantly, the bifidok inventorship. So, whom has Vainshtok fled from?