Medvedev headed Putin’s commission on migrants under the Security Council

President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the creation of an interdepartmental commission of the Russian Security Council on improving the state migration policy. Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev, who in a recent interview said that the rules for migrants should be “reasonably tough,” was appointed chairman of the commission.

As follows from the presidential decree, the commission, among other things, will analyze the “migration situation”, look for “internal and external threats to national security in the migration sphere”, and coordinate government agencies in the implementation of migration policy.

On January 28, Dmitry Medvedev, who headed the commission, spoke about the rules for migrants: “These rules should, on the one hand, be favorable for the arrival of such people, and on the other hand, they should be reasonably strict.”

In December 2021, Mr. Medvedev made calls to change the migration legislation, in mid-January 2022 he said that there are a number of questions about the quality of migration registration in the country and state control in the country.

In addition to Mr. Medvedev, the commission included Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Justice Minister Konstantin Chuichenko and a number of other top officials of the country. In total, the commission should have 24 mandatory members and five more as agreed.

For more information about the current migration legislation, see Kommersant’s article “Migrant workers will be counted on the fingers.”

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