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Migrants seek Russian military service to oppose ‘aggressive pressure from West’

Published time: April 14, 2014 11:10
RIA Novosti / Igor Zarembo

RIA Novosti / Igor Zarembo

A public organization is asking Russian authorities to allow military service for immigrants, saying that only unity and common effort could be an effective defense from foreign threats.

Millions of migrants who currently live on Russian territory, including the former citizens of the USSR, are ready to serve in the armed forces and participate in the defense of the Russian Federation,” reads the address by the Federation of Migrants of Russia – the organization representing the interests of foreign citizens, mostly labor migrants.

The authors of the letter, quoted by Interfax, emphasized that the federation is concerned about “the aggressive pressure of the West on the international community through strengthening its own domination all over the world.”

We cannot remain simple observers of what is happening around us. The time has come for gathering and unity, for common effort of peoples living in Russia and without any ideological division, regardless of ethnicity and religion. Only the unity of all world’s peoples can protect us,” reads the message signed by the head of the federation, Muhammad Amin Madjumder.

Russian officials have not immediately commented on the message.

Russia allows foreign citizens in its military forces as contract servicemen under conditions, including passing Russian language and physical condition tests.

According to the Federal Migration Service, the current number of employed foreigners in Russia is about 10.6 million. Most of them work illegally, as the state quota for foreign workers in 2014 was 1.6 million people, and a few thousand more worked privately under patents.

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Dominik Eichler 29.04.2014 13:29

[quote name='tlumacz' time='28.04.2014 01:28']Good! Let them make it.

For males any shortcuts to citizenship should be based on merit, and not upon formal considerations.

Joseph Conrad was British, and not Polish. Joe Stalin and Felix Edmundovitch were both Russian, and not Georgian and Polish. Andriey Vyshinsky, Attorney General of USSR, was neither Russian nor Polish, died as a Jew at New York . So will Mikhail Gorbachev.

For woman the appearance , age and child bearing ability should be taken into account.
[/quote ]

So...narr owminded. When will we start behaving as world citizens?

 

tlumacz 28.04.2014 01:28

Good! Let them make it.

For males any shortcuts to citizenship should be based on merit, and not upon formal considerations.

Joseph Conrad was British, and not Polish. Joe Stalin and Felix Edmundovitch were both Russian, and not Georgian and Polish. Andriey Vyshinsky, Attorney General of USSR, was neither Russian nor Polish, died as a Jew at New York . So will Mikhail Gorbachev.

For woman the appearance , age and child bearing ability should be taken into account.

 

DarkEyes 27.04.2014 13:01

Michael Dunham 14.04.2014 16:14



Sin ce Putin came to power he has reversed any freedom the Russian press once had to be objective. The freedom of press index shows just how bad things have got.

  

I notice you are an expert in Press Media?
Always go back to the source, my friend, look at our own Press Media, that is to say what is left of it.

You are stating no sense. No hard feelings.

M ay peace prevail for all.


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