Denmark uses Russian data in its application for expanding shelf — ministerBusiness & Economy January 21, 15:15
Agreement on bases in Syria to serve strengthening of stability in Middle East — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 21:18
Trump's inaugural address: When America is united, America is totally unstoppableWorld January 20, 20:57
Hermitage chief: New Palmyra destruction comes across as militants' vengeanceRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 20, 20:29
Russia's first deputy PM wants to keep current tax system for next political cycleBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:53
Russia’s Shipulin clinches gold in 20km individual race of IBU World Cup stage in ItalySport January 20, 19:18
Prominent Russian adventurer Konyukhov to take samples from Mariana Trench floorSociety & Culture January 20, 19:15
Gazprom CEO says North Stream-2 pipeline proves relevanceBusiness & Economy January 20, 19:10
More survivors found in avalanche-hit Italian hotel — mediaWorld January 20, 18:48
MOSCOW, October 19 (Itar-Tass) — Almost one third of over 9 million of labour migrants in Russia do not have command of the Russian language, the head of the Federal Migration Service, Konstantin Romodanovsky, said on Wednesday.
“Not a small number of foreign workers arrive in our country without having Russian language skills,” he told a roundtable meeting entitled The Russian language as factor of social adaptation and protection of migrants.
According to the Federal Migration Service, there are some 9.1 million migrants in Russia, of them 29 percent are those who do not know the Russian language.
“These are those who were born after 1986, those who did not study in Soviet schools,” Romodanovsky said.
He expressed confidence that every migrant coming to Russia should obtain basic language skills.
“This increases their social status and allows to get better jobs,” he said.