Putin fixes punishment for fictious migrants’ registration in Russia
MOSCOW, November 12 (RAPSI) – President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill on criminal punishment for fictious registration of migrants in Russia into law. The document has been published on the official website of legal information.
The legislative initiative was submitted to the State Duma by a vice-speaker of the lower house of parliament Irina Yarovaya in the fall of 2017. The State Duma lawmakers adopted the document this October. The Federation Council approved it on November 7.
Under the law, fictious registration of foreign citizens or persons without citizenship at a place of stay in Russia in living quarters or non-residential premises would be punishable by fines from 100,000 to 500,000 rubles ($1,500 – 7,400) or imprisonment for up to 3 years with deprivation of a right to hold certain posts for up to 3 years.