RIA Novosti, Russia
September 30, 2005

More than 1,300 foreigners deported from Russia in 2005


YEREVAN, September 30 (RIA Novosti) - More than 1,300 foreigners have
been deported from Russia since the beginning of 2005, Interior
Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said Friday.

"Russia has deported 1,360 foreign citizens [this year]," the
minister said after a meeting of the CIS Council of Interior
Ministers in Armenia.

Nurgaliyev said the ministry had carried out a special operation this
summer to stop illegal migration and prevent the counterfeiting of
passports, migration cards and other documents.

The police also inspected 34,500 companies and organizations that
employ foreign workers and tourist firms and organizations that
provide foreign work placement services for Russians, he said.

"We suspended the activities at six such firms following the
investigation," the Nurgaliyev said.