Alexander Bastrykin, the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, instructed the Main Investigative Department and the Legal Support and International Cooperation Department to prepare draft amendments to the federal laws "On State Genomic Registration in the Russian Federation" and "On the Legal Status of Foreign Nationals in the Russian Federation," providing for mandatory genomic registration of foreign nationals who obtain work permits in Russia.
The proposals of the Investigative Committee are caused by an increase in the number of unlawful acts of migrant workers, generating social tension and exacerbating the crime situation in Russia. As it was previously reported, in the first six months of 2020 law enforcement agencies investigated more than 17 thousand crimes committed by foreigners, in the first half of 2021 - almost 19 thousand. At the same time in the structure of migrant crime there has been an increase in grave and especially grave crimes, which have increased public danger.
Official spokesperson for the Investigative Committee of Russia S. Petrenko