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MOSCOW, January 31 (Itar-Tass) — Moscow region police detained some 600 migrants in the Istra district, Moscow region on Tuesdsay. A check is underway into whether they are staying in Russia on legal grounds, regional police spokesman Yevgeny Gildeyev told Itar-Tass.
"Personnel of the11th road police battalion for the Moscow region stopped a convoy of 14 buses and two Gazel mini-buses with the license plates of southern republics at the 57th kilometer of the Moscow-Riga highway at around 08:15, Moscow time. A check found that the buses were carrying up to 600 persons," Gildeyev said.
He underlined that part of the migrants had no permission to stay in Russia. Istra district police and representatives of the Federal Migration Service were called to the scene.