The cold of Yamal does not scare. Compatriots from Bulgaria and Lithuania move to the region
16:57 17 декабря 2018
Категории: News in English
The results of the state program “Assistance to voluntary resettlement of compatriots to Yamal in 2013 – 2018” were summed up in Yamal on the 17th of December.
“All municipalities of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug participated in reception of compatriots. Majority of compatriots chose industrialized municipalities for resettlement. The town Noviy Urengoy remains the undisputed leader for the entire period of the program”, a deputy governor of Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, the director of the department of international and external economic relations of the Autonomous Okrug Alexander Mazharov said at the meeting of the interdepartmental commission on fulfillment of the comprehensive program on voluntary resettlement of compatriots in 2013-2018.
Alexander Mazharov drew the attention of members of the regional commission that all interested structures involved in consideration of applications (1331 applications received during 6 years) worked out the mechanism to reduce the number of refusals.
2129 participants of the program and their families took the advantage of accelerated acquisition of Russian citizenship. 87% of migrants became Russian citizens.
“70% of migrants have higher education, 25% have secondary vocational education, 2% have primary vocational education, 3% have complete secondary education”, he underlined.
Due to climate conditions Yamal is the most favorable for compatriots of the active working age. The region is most popular among compatriots from neighboring countries, ones having the citizenship of Ukraine make the majority; they are followed by citizens of Kazakhstan, Moldova, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. It is interesting that among migrants there are also people from Bulgaria, Latvia and Lithuania.
The deputy governor also focused on measures of additional support for participants of the program. According to him, the majority of migrants used one-time payment on placement and paperwork. Compensation for rent of residential premises became no less popular by the end of the program. Also the social payment for purchase of residential premises being provided by the department of construction and housing policy of the Autonomous Okrug is gaining popularity. As we should remind, it has been paid since 2016, and during three years 46 families were able to solve the problem of permanent housing.
Following the meeting, the members of the interdepartmental commission decided to continue working on the basis of the program approved for 2013 — 2018 till approval of the subprogram in 2019.
According to the regional department of international and external economic relations, the draft of the new subprogram was sent to the Ministry of internal affairs of the Russian Federation in September. According to the Ministry of internal affairs of Russia, the project is under review and approval in the specialized ministries.