GORKI, September 24. /ITAR-TASS/. Over 1 million migration legislation violators denied entry to Russia over 18 months, Federal Migration Service chief Konstantin Romodanovsky said on Wednesday.
He said, however, that the number of migration legislation violations has decreased by 15%.
In a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Romodanovsky said, “There is cautious optimism that we will set things right [in this field].
On Tuesday, Romodanovsky said more than 990,000 foreign nationals have been banned from entering the country. Saying that, he added that most of these foreigners come from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), including Uzbekistan (40%), Tajikistan (up to 20%), Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan, the official said.