Russian apartment ‘found to have 175 registered migrant residents'

Russian apartment ‘found to have 175 registered migrant residents'
The apartment with 175 inhabitants was the talk of the town in Astrakhan.
By bne IntelliNews October 31, 2019

An apartment in the Russian city of Astrakhan has been found to have 175 registered residents, Astra Volga reported on October 31.

The Russian newspaper suggested that a local ‘entrepreneurial’ woman had over the past year registered foreigners from Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran and even Guinea-Bissau in the small two-bedroom apartment in the Trusovsk area of the city, located on the banks of the Volga River close to where it discharges into the Caspian Sea.

The woman who registered the apartment was apparently not the owner of the building but was subletting to foreigners looking for a place of temporary registration.

A criminal case has been opened. A law forbidding the “fictitious registration of a foreign citizen at a place of stay in the Russian Federation” would seem to have been breached multiple times.

Related Articles

Hungary's MOL buys into Azerbaijan's top oil project

Hungarian oil firm MOL is poised to land a stake in Azerbaijan’s biggest oil project through a $1.57bn deal with US major Chevron. MOL said on November 4 it ... more

HRW criticises Azerbaijan for ‘violent dispersal of peaceful weekend protests in central Baku’

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has criticised Azerbaijan for what it claims was the violent dispersal of two peaceful protests in central Baku on October 19 and 20. Police rounded up dozens of peaceful ... more

Iran opposes Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline “over ecology”

Iran has said it is opposed to the construction of the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline due to ecology concerns, Ria Novosti reported from the Caspian Economic Forum in the Turkmen resort of Avaza on ... more