Yakutia government restricts workings rights of migrants
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Yakutia government restricts workings rights of migrants

Yakutia has banned migrants from selling goods, carrying passengers on public transit and producing food, drinks and clothes, the press service of the republic's government said. Aisen Nikolaiev, head of Yakutia, signed the relevant executive order on Wednesday.

The government promised to improve work with migrants after a notorious crime in Yakutsk where a migrant from Kyrgyzstan was accused of kidnapping and raping a woman. According to the new executive order, foreigners are not allowed to take part in 33 kinds of economic activity, among them agriculture, forestry, hunting, processing, construction, retail, public transportation, the hotel industry, science, engineering, real estate, education, healthcare and social services.

Those migrants who have work permits are prohibited from working in jurisprudence, accounting, architecture, engineering, research and development.

The message also says that Yakutia ranks first among Russian regions in terms of the cost of a work permit, and that the republic annually reduces the foreign worker quota.