MOSCOW, February 11. /TASS/. The number of foreigners expelled from Russia for violating migration laws reduced nearly three-fold in 2020, as follows from the statistics of the Russian Federal Bailiff Service released on Thursday.
In all, more than 11,200 foreign nationals and people without citizenship, including 40 underage, were expelled from Russia in 2020, or by 3.3 times less than in the previous year, when more than 37,200 foreign citizens were deported for violating Russia’smigrattion laws.
As of January 1, 2021, nearly 2,400 people were subject to expulsion, with 458 of them being kept at special centers and 154 being on the wanted list at the moment.
According to the Russian interior ministry, the number of foreign national staying in Russia dropped dramatically in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, about 6,000 million foreigners stayed in Russian in 2020. One million of them were holders of temporary residence permits. Before the pandemic, the number of foreigners staying in Russia ranged from nine to 11 million.