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Police in Moscow detained employees of the Russian Language Institute. Pushkin

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr9,2024

Police in Moscow detained employees of the Pushkin Russian Language Institute

Five employees were detained in Moscow State Institute of Russian Language named after Pushkin. The Investigative Committee suspects them of issuing falsified documents to foreigners about knowledge of the Russian language for obtaining residence permits.

As reported by Current Time, searches were carried out at the suspects’ homes and places of work, after which they were officially accused of organizing illegal migration and abuse of power, Radio Liberty reports.

The media note a sharp increase in such accusations and criminal cases after the terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall concert hall. The investigation accuses labor migrants of committing the crime.

At the end of March, thirty people were detained in St. Petersburg, including teachers of local universities, who, according to the investigation, “organized an illegal scheme to extradite migrants certificates of knowledge of the Russian language, history and fundamentals of Russian legislation, which brought them about 7.5 million rubles a month.

Mass arrests also took place in Krasnoyarsk and Cheboksary.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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