Moscow mayor, Yuri Luzhkov, insists on decrease of quotas to draw newcomer workers to Moscow, ITAR-TASS reported.
"Only 200,000 labour migrants can work in Moscow," Luzhkov said.
The current migration legislation of Russia did not operate. "I agreed with Viktor Zubkov, the Russian Prime Minister, to make changes in the migration system. A certain number of migrants can work in the city," Luzhkov said. About 40% of crimes have been committed by newcomers. "Once we succeed in the issue we can prevent a half of crimes in the city," the Moscow mayor said.
Presently, more than 800,000 migrants were registered in Moscow City.