About 1 million foreigners banned from entering Russia
MOSCOW, August 5 (RAPSI) - The Federal Migration Service (FMS) has already prohibited more than 900,000 foreigners from entering Russia for various violations, the FMS head Konstantin Romodanovsky told journalists on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the FMS is conducting a series of raids at four Moscow’s railway stations to detect violators. According to the most recent official figures, over 360 foreigners were checked and about 25-30% violators were found among them.
The United Nations presented data in September showing that Russia retains the second largest number of such migrants in the world, after the US.
In order, the ten countries hosting the largest quantities of international migrants according to the UN data are: the US with 45.8 million, Russia with 11 million, Germany with 9.8 million, Saudi Arabia with 9.1 million, the United Arab Emirates with 7.8 million, the United Kingdom with 7.8 million, France with 7.4 million, Canada with 7.3 million, Australia with 6.5 million, and Spain with 6.5 million.