MOSCOW, December 27, 21:02 /ITAR-TASS/. The Federal Migration Service (FRM) of Russia is to begin after January 8 inspecting so-called “rubber apartments” [where large numbers of migrant worker live in often unhygienic and overcrowded environments], Aleksandr Aksyonov, head of the FMS registration and passport service, told reporters on Friday.
The bill that increases criminal liability for fictitious residential registration goes into effect on January 3. “The FMS plan to begin checks on January 8,” Aksyonov said.
Earlier this month the Federal Migration Service announced that it would verify migrants’ addresses in response to official complaints but would not respond to any anonymous tips about "rubber apartments".