Friday, August 18, 2017

More than 30,000 immigrants come to Ural Federal District so far in 2013

From January through March, 33,000 people migrated to the Ural Federal District from abroad.

Those migrating were mostly looking for work, Deputy Head of Sverdlovsk Region Division of Russia's Federal Migration Service Yuri Bezborodov said, Ural Business Consulting reports.

Last year, approximately 184,000 people came to the Ural Federal District looking for jobs.

"There are 1.5 million migrants in Ural Federal District altogether, 920,000 of whom have been officially registered here. Most of the migrants come to Sverdlovsk Region, Khanty-Mansiysky Autonomous Region and Chelyabinsk Region," Bezborodov said, Ural Business Consulting reports.

Bezborodov also said that 25 percent of the migrants, or 220,000 people, came from Uzbekistan. Another 215,000 people came from Tajikistan, representing 24 percent. Another 11 percent were relocating from Kazakhstan. Kyrgyz and Chinese natives both accounted for six percent each.