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In Russia - the 8 million legal migrants

June 2 2008

The number of foreign nationals who are registered with the Federal Migration Service (FMS) of Russia in 2007 reached eight million.

Told the head of the service Konstantin Romodanovsky.

This is almost double compared to previous periods when the recorded order of 4-5 million migrants, Romodanovsky said.

According to FMS, this year the number of registered migrants increased by 20% compared with the previous year. Nearly a million people have already received a work permit. In 2007, lawfully operated 2.5 million foreigners.

Advances in the legalization of labor migrants in many ways made possible by changes in migration law, the head of the FMS, reports RIA Novosti .

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