German politician says Crimea should to be recognized as part of RussiaWorld August 19, 6:22
Russian Emergencies Ministry carries out over 430 humanitarian missions abroad since 1993Society & Culture August 19, 6:18
Olympic diving champion Zakharov to carry Russia’s flag at opening ceremony of UniversiadeSport August 19, 4:11
New defense attorney to be appointed in former Ukrainian president’s high treason caseWorld August 19, 4:04
Mayor says Izmir International Fair homage to memory of late Russian ambassadorWorld August 19, 3:59
Putin, Medvedev emphasize need to restore cultural facilities in CrimeaSociety & Culture August 19, 3:43
El Pais: all four suspects in Barcelona terror attack shot deadWorld August 19, 3:36
Foreign Ministry speaker Zakharova very passionate about her dollhouseRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 18, 23:01
Modernizing Foreign Ministry's public image was a challenge — Spokeswoman ZakharovaSociety & Culture August 18, 22:24
MOSCOW, October 15 (Itar-Tass) - A new detention centre for immigrants facing deportation is needed in Moscow, Olga Kirillova, head of the Federal Migration Service's operation in the Russian capital, told a State Duma parliamentary hearing on Tuesday.
Existing facilities had room for only 400 people, which did not meet law-enforcement authorities' needs, she said. "We wrote a letter to the city’s mayor asking him to create another centre for at least 2,000 people. The city authorities completely support our position but we would like to accelerate the process,” Kirillova said, adding that “The problems of Moscow region are being transferred to the territory of Moscow and almost double the incoming flows of migrants who currently obtain their work permits in Moscow.”
Foreign nationals facing deportation were held in temporary detention centers, which was why the number of places should be significantly increased, she said. Lack of facilities was "the main reason that prevents us from working properly”.
Kirillova said Moscow’s Biryulyovo neighborhood, rocked over recent days by some of the worst ethnically-fuelled rioting in years after the killing of an ethnic Russian allegedly by a Muslim migrant from the Caucasus, differed little from other city districts with industrial and trading facilities employing foreign labor.
“Biryulyovo vegetable warehouse has been systematically checked by regular and riot police considering the large size of the market,” she said. Several violations had been detected and about 30 individuals detained during each raid alongside fines for administrators there.