MOSCOW, April 4 - RAPSI. Foreigners who repeatedly violated Russian immigration rules will be banned from entering the country for 10 years, according to a bill heard by the government on Thursday.

The draft law includes cases where foreigners are not allowed to enter Russia or may be refused entry to the country. The bill also specifies the consequences of an entry ban for foreigners.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that the bill concerns violators who have breached immigration rules in the country, as well as violators who are subject to readmission, administrative expulsion and deportation.

Repeat deportation, expulsion or readmission will result in a 10-year entry ban. These provisions will be fixed in the federal laws "On Border Regulations" and "On Legal Status of Foreign Nationals in the Russian Federation."

The bill was drafted by the Federal Migration Service.  The prime minister said the bill aims to improve the efficiency of legitimate migration.