Opening parliamentary hearings, the chairman of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov said that after the collapse of the Soviet Union there was a significant migration flow to Russia. This was due to a number of socio-economic reasons. According to the deputy, as a result, several tens of millions of people entered the country.
At present, special attention is paid to working with compatriots, there are 30 million people outside the Russian Federation. According to Kalashnikov, as part of the program to promote resettlement in Russia in the country over the past five years, about 0.5 million people have returned. 5 million citizens immigrated to Russia only from the territory of Ukraine since 2014.
Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya took part in the parliamentary hearings. She commented on the draft changes to the National Policy Strategy of the Russian Federation. According to her, it is a source of pride that in Russia small nations retain their culture. And in connection with this, it is a matter of concern to exclude from the document the concepts of a single cultural civilization code, "characterized by a desire for truth and justice". The concept of "spiritual community of the multinational people of the Russian Federation" should also be preserved.
First Deputy Chairman of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Konstantin Zatulin recalled in his speech that more attention should be paid to the work on the return of compatriots to the territory of Russia. He called for giving them citizenship under a simplified scheme.
Konstantin Zatulin believes that it is necessary to remove barriers that prevent compatriots from obtaining Russian citizenship.
First Deputy Chairman of the Control and Rules Committee Oleg Nilov put forward a proposal. According to him, in this case, compatriots will need to provide the maximum possible rights: movement and stay in Russia, the right to work in the country.
Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Pankin touched upon the topic of the global treaty on migration and said that he "probably in the autumn can be agreed and adopted".