The Central Bank in Russia has recorded a sharp increase in labor migration. Most often, citizens leave Siberia and southern Russia. Money is invested there, through "recruting agencies".
The Central Bank in Russia has recorded a sharp increase in labor migration. Most often, citizens leave Siberia and southern Russia. In Russia, however, the business of employing Russians in temporarily occupied territories is growing. Money is invested there, through agencies that recruit for unknown final clients.
According to an investigation conducted by Russian media, the Central Bank in Russia has recorded a sharp increase in labor migration. First of all, residents from the Central Federal District, Siberia and southern Russia are leaving. In Russia, however, the business of employing Russians in temporarily occupied territories is growing rapidly. According to the Moscow Times, money is invested there through agencies that recruit employees for unknown final clients.
This issue has still not been officially confirmed by the Russian authorities. At the same time, the Federal Service of State Statistics "Rosstat" stated that statistics on the occupied regions would not be made available. Although, as the media writes, temporarily occupied regions are obliged to provide statistics that specifically concern labor numbers and wages.
The Central Bank of Russia announced in its report entitled “Regional Economy”, that an influx of economic migrants to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine was observed. The bank informs that surveys have been carried out in enterprises. However, the report does not specify how many companies participated in the research.
According to information contained in a Central Bank publication, a recruitment website was examined. As it turned out, there are currently hundreds of job offers there. In particular, in Rostov-on-Don, Taganrog and other cities bordering Ukraine. The job offer indicated that "work will be carried out mainly in Mariupol, Berdyansk", but also in other occupied cities of Ukraine. These activities result from the lack of qualified specialists.
Interestingly, the average salary in Russia in June was 76 604 rubles, which is approximately $791.00 when converted to dollars. In temporarily occupied regions, job advertisements offer 180 000 rubles a month, or about $1859.40. Russians plan to bring drivers, agricultural workers, construction workers and miners to work in the mining industry. This involves sucking raw materials from the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
Within three years, Russia plans to build 8 400 facilities in the temporarily occupied regions of Ukraine, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin.
The Donetsk People's Republic will remain the largest construction project - added the acting head of the separatist republic, Denis Pushilin.
Self-proclaimed local government bodies and law enforcement structures that were established in the conquered areas of Ukraine focus on fighting the Ukrainian resistance movement and intimidating the local population. Nobody cares about the influx of criminals from Russia there. What's more, for a small "reward", the Russian police are able to turn a blind eye to the creation of new criminal organizations in the occupied territories, the Ukrainian government website reported.
As assessed, enemy administrations are unable to fulfill their functions, which is why criminals feel "completely comfortable" in the conquered lands and are "looking for new ways to make money."
Similar reports already came in June 2022 from Mariupol, destroyed and occupied by Russians, on the Sea of Azov. The city authorities, loyal to Kyiv, warned that crime and illegal trade were flourishing in Mariupol, and the pro-Moscow police were passive and did not pursue the perpetrators.