The Russians opposed the simplified procedure of obtaining citizenship for migrants

Multifunctional migration center in Moscow

The majority of Russians — 71 percent — opposed the simplification of obtaining Russian citizenship for migrants from the CIS countries. This is evidenced by data survey of the national center for the study of public opinion (VTSIOM), published on the website of the organization.

At the same time, more than a third (36 percent) of respondents are in favour of stricter requirements, and 35 percent would prefer to retain the existing procedure. The simplification of rules supported by 19 percent of the citizens.

The proposal to grant Amnesty to migrant workers for a long time in Russia in violation of the law, as perceived by survey participants critical: opposed by 59 percent — 36 percent.

“There is an understanding that the stimulation of the inflow of new resources from the neighboring countries of migration Amnesty for illegally staying on the territory of the Russian Federation — measures to increase competition in the labor market and will require the allocation of additional costs”, — explained the Director of special programs VTSIOM Elena Mikhailova. She added that the issues relating to the regulation of migration is influenced by the problems faced by European countries after the uncontrolled influx of immigrants.

The poll was conducted on December 17-18 2016. It was attended by 1,600 people. The error doesn’t exceed 2.5 percent.

In November, about 78 percent of the citizens said that the government should restrict the inflow of foreign migrants in Russia. At the same time, 14 percent of respondents believe that the government should encourage the inflow of migrant workers into the country.