MOSCOW, December 24. /TASS/. The Russian government has allowed 53 companies to employ Turkish citizens after January 1, according to a statement at the cabinet’s website.
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the list of the companies and their clients which are not banned from employing Turkish residents from the start of 2016.
"The list includes 53 companies and organizations, located in the republics of Bashkortostan, Crimea, Tatarstan, the regions of Kransnodar, Vladimir, Kaluga, Moscow, Nizhni Novgorod, Samara, Tyumen, the cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yamalo-Nenets autonomous district," - according to the statement.
These are companies working in construction, car making industry, production of construction materials, plastic pipes and fittings, plumbing equipment, flooring.
On November 28, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on measures to ensure Russia’s national security and to protect its citizens from criminal and other illegal activities and to impose special economic measures against Turkey. Russia suspends employment of Turkish workers starting from January 1, 2016, imposes bans or restrictions on imports of certain goods and tightens control over activities of Turkish haulage companies. In line with the decree, the Russian tour agencies and tour operators are also instructed to suspend selling tours to Turkey and the government is ordered to impose a ban on chartered flights between the two countries.