Russian MP Says Early to Speak about Azerbaijani Migrants’ Mass Outflow from Russia
Russia, Moscow, 6 November / Trend , corr. R.Agayev /It is early to speak about the mass reduction of migrants from Azerbaijan to Russia, although the flow of Azerbaijani migrants back to Azerbaijan have been observed, MP Gennadiy Gudkov, the Deputy Chairman of the Security Committee of the Parliament, said at the press-conference answering to a question of Trend 's Moscow based special correspondent.
According to MP, these trends relate to the economic prosperity of Azerbaijan, real economic miracle, which has been observed in the country, but in any case, people must believe in stability and long-term economic well-being. Perhaps, later it would be possible to talk about a mass exodus of migrants. "In Azerbaijan we are really seeing an economic phenomenon, but perhaps people want to make sure that it is seriously and permanently. Only then we will talk about a major return of migrant workers from Azerbaijan, who have always adapted successfully and now do business in commerce and business," Gudkov said.
MP believes that the outflow of migrants from other former Soviet states is not observed, and that cause concern, because the number of jobs has been reduced due to the worldwide financial crisis, etc., but not the migration outflow reduces.
According to MP, about 12 million migrants have been officially registered in Russia, i.e. nearly 10% of the population and that is a major figure and displays the Russian Federation for the second place after the U.S. Gudkov said that according to different estimates, the number of illegal migrants in Russia reaches from 2.5 to 5 million people, most of whom are normal people who came to Russia to earn money due to the economic difficulties in their own countries after the collapse of the USSR .
"Migrant fills many areas of the Russian economy - construction, transportation, etc. However, lack of a management of Russian legislation on migration creates conditions for the development of the criminal environment in their ranks," the MP said.
Gudkov is convinced that the criminogenic situation including the migrant environment will worsen due to the financial crisis. The law enforcement agencies need to work more actively and specifically to halt the flow of drugs, which in itself becomes a cause of many serious crimes.
Gudkov believes that the worsening of the crime situation with regard to the financial crisis could lead to the growth of religious extremism in Russia and radical sentiment in society. "Millions of people - immigrants - have already lost their jobs. For example, a slowdown in construction in central Russia at 30percentage has already led to a corresponding reduction in the number of jobs," Gudkov added.
According to MP, the authorities need to hold migratory amnesty and simplify migration procedures for certain groups of migrants in order to identify illegal migrants. "Indeed, in Russia, like in other countries, the deportation issue has not been settled. There is a relevant mechanism in the law, but it requires considerable financial resources and the acute deficiency of which leaves much to be desired related the living conditions of offenders amongst migrants," Gudkov said.