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Russian experts tell about threats faced by migrants

What are the threats faced by Kyrgyzstanis, who leave their homeland to work in Russia? Analysts of the Eurasian Analytical Club prepared a report «Crimes against labor migrants in Russia.»

«This topic is widely covered, often negatively. We tried to analyze the real situation. Of course, it will not be possible to avoid criminal manifestations. But crime against foreign citizens in Russia is declining,» the head of the center, Nikita Mendkovich, said.

In 2017, at least 14,000 crimes were committed against foreign citizens in Russia, and foreigners committed 41,000 crimes.

«Skinheads is the main myth about Russia to scare people away from the country. It is actively used. In 2017, there were recorded 27 such crimes. There is a number of laws against ethnic strife in Russia,» he said.

The report provides data on citizens of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, since most of the migrants came to Russia from these two states, their data are available and are in open access. "According to official data, both of Russia and Kyrgyzstan, there has not been recorded a single "criminal death" among the migrants in recent years," said Nikita Mendkovich.