Putin signs decree establishing Security Council commission on migration policy

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the creation of an interdepartmental commission of the Security Council on improving state migration policy, the document was published on the Publication.pravo.gov.ru portal.

According to the document, the commission will analyze the migration situation in Russia, identify threats to national security in this area, develop proposals for a unified state migration policy, main directions for improving legislation in the migration sphere, etc.

Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of the Security Council, has been appointed chairman of the commission. The commission will also include one of the vice-premiers, vice-speakers of the State Duma, the first vice-speaker of the Federation Council, two assistants to the president, as well as Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, Health Minister Mikhail Murashko, Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Minister Science and Higher Education Valery Falkov, Minister of Education Sergey Kravtsov, Minister of Labor and Social Protection Anton Kotyakov and others.

The commission also includes director of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, head of the TFR Alexander Bastrykin, president of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev, head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova and others.

In November last year, Bastrykin instructed to prepare amendments to the legislation to introduce mandatory genomic registration of labor migrants. The department referred to the increase in crime among migrants, including serious and especially serious crimes, which pose an increased public danger.

After that, the State Duma allowed the introduction of genomic examination for all Russians. Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Security and Anti-Corruption Anatoly Vyborny said that the bill on genomic registration could then be extended to persons who have committed criminal offenses in Russia, then the procedure will apply to Russians who have committed administrative offenses.

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