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Russia home to 1.7 million Ukrainians — migration service

March 24, 2014, 15:33 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, March 24. /ITAR-TASS/. About 1.7 million Ukrainian citizens are resident in Russia, Federal Migration Service chief Konstantin Romodanovsky said on Monday.

“We believe that at least 2.9 million people arrived in Russia to work. If a Ukrainian gained about $1,000 per month, we earned about $27 billion within nine months,” he said.

“The number of elderly people and children from Ukraine and people who arrive not to work has doubled as compared with last year,” Romodanovsky said, adding that most arrived in border regions, Moscow, Moscow Region and St. Petersburg.

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