Krasnodar, 8 November – Yug Times. Irina Bezuglova, acting head of the Migration Department of the Krasnodar regional Police Office. “The annual increase in population of the Krasnodar region at the expense of re-settlers from other regions and abroad reaches 80,000. A considerable part of them, about 30%, are inhabitants of northern regions and the Urals – first of all, the Khabarovsk, Maritime and Krasnoyarsk regions, Yamalo-Nenets and KhantyMansi Autonomous Okrugs, and Kemerovo, Irkutsk and Sverdlovsk regions.
Some 21% have come from the neighbouring regions – Rostov, Volgograd, Stavropol, and Adyghea. As a rule, the re-settlers come in families.
“Employment of foreign citizens in the Krasnodar region does not affect negatively the region’s socioeconomic development. Most of the migrants take up jobs that are not favoured by locals.
“Most of the newcomers that wish to work in our region would like to go to the city of Krasnodar and the seaside. Prevailingly, they work in the construction sector, processing industry, and trade. About 25% of foreign citizens work for private farm holdings.
“The analysis of the permits shows that patents are most frequently issued to citizens of Uzbekistan (about 70%), Tajikistan (over 20%), and Ukraine (about 6%); work permits – to North Koreans (about 35%) and Serbians (cca. 30%).
“The purpose of the State program for resettlement of foreign compatriots that has been working in the Krasnodar region since 2016 is to attract highly qualified specialists. The sought final result is to have 3,000 compatriots and members of their families resettled to the Krasnodar region by 2021.
“As on October 1, we received more than 750 applications for the program. It’s about 2,500 persons, including family members. Over a thousand people have already resettled to the Krasnodar region.
“Most of the applicants come from Ukraine (47%), Kazakhstan (25%), and Uzbekistan (16%). Citizens of other countries account for 12% of the total number of the applicants.”
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