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MOSCOW, November 24 (Itar-Tass) — In 2012, over 100,000 foreigners will receive permission to reside and work in Russia. A respective instruction has been signed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
The document reads, in particular, as follows: "A quota shall be assigned for 2012 for the issue of 105,807 permits to foreign citizens and stateless persons for sojourn in the Russian Federation".
According to distribution by regions, over 32,000 people will get the right to reside in the Central Federal District, over 19,000 in the Siberian and Volga Federal Districts, more than 7,000 in the North-Western, Southern, and Ural Federal Districts, and about 4,000 in the North Caucasian Federal District.