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[17.11.2OO2] Kyrgyzstan and Russia actively cooperate to put together a package of documents on labor migration

A. Chernenko, Head of the Federal Migration Service, MIA of the RF reported that only 10-15 thousand Kyrgyz labor migrants out of 300 thousand pay taxes in Russia. What is the Kyrgyz revenue?
L. Imanalieva, Deputy to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the KR:
- Bear in mind that people never leave their home and families behind if they are well-off.
By the way, 300 thousand Kyrgyz migrants is an average underestimated figure. It goes up during the harvest sell-off season and decreases in winter. Yet needs of every 15th family are provided for by the imported Russian money.
South Ural, Chelyabinsk, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Omsk and Tomsk Oblasts along with Kuzbass are among the main locations providing Kyrgyz citizens with jobs.
Rossyiskaya Gazeta, No. 21, November 2002

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