Illegal immigration in Russia

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There are an estimated 4 million illegal immigrants from the ex-Soviet states in Russia.[1]

In 2012, the Russian Federal Security Service's Border Service stated there had been an increase in illegal migration from the Middle East and Southeast Asia.[2] Under legal changes made in 2012, illegal immigrants who are caught will be banned from reentering the country for 10 years.[3][4][5]

The problem has become so severe it has caused a rise in Russian nationalism, and spawned groups like Movement Against Illegal Immigration.[6][7]

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