(Reuters) – Russia’s police have detained 1000’s of migrants throughout the nation in New 12 months’s Eve raids with scores of them going through deportation, Russian media reported on Monday.

About 3,000 migrants have been detained in Russia’s second-largest metropolis of St. Petersburg throughout checks “to forestall crime,” Russia’s RIA state information company reported.

“Because it turned out, greater than 600 of the migrants have been in Russia with numerous violations of migration laws,” RIA cited an unnamed legislation enforcement company supply as saying.

Greater than 100 folks confronted deportation, RIA added.

Russia’s SOTA on-line information outlet stated a person from Tajikistan who was dressed as a Santa Claus was amongst migrants detained in Moscow.

Within the west-central Russian metropolis of Chelyabinsk, Russia’s high investigative organ, the Investigative Committee, stated it was opening a felony case in opposition to three migrants for an “act of hooliganism” in opposition to Russian servicemen and their wives.

“A crowd of drunken migrants attacked two younger males demobilized from the entrance line, one soldier was hit with a baton,” the Committee stated on the Telegram messaging app.

“It is usually famous that the migrants insulted the wives of veterans of the particular navy operation.”

Russia calls the battle it unleashed on Ukraine in February 2022 a “particular navy operation.”

The Committee stated it additionally opened investigation into “unlawful actions of migrants” within the Sverdlovsk area in Russia’s Ural mountains and within the Moscow area.

Many migrants predominantly from neighbouring Central Asian nations comparable to Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Armenia, come to Russia seeking work.

President Vladimir Putin stated in December that Russia has greater than 10 million labour migrants.

“This isn’t a straightforward downside,” Putin stated throughout his annual press convention.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne; Modifying by Lincoln Feast.)

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