Russia considers launching charter trains for migrants

Migrant laborers are going to use charter trains to travel to Russia. The country’s Construction Ministry is discussing the initiative with representatives of Uzbekistan.

According to Deputy Minister of Construction Nikita Stasishin, the first group of migrants is to be brought to Russia from Uzbekistan by a charter train at the end of this year, RBC reports. All arriving workers will need to get vaccinated. The train will run across Kazakhstan. The migrants travelling by charter trains are to work in construction. Russian tech giant Yandex, which is building logistics hubs in Russia, has already submitted an application for the charter train services. Several large construction companies that need migrant laborers have also applied.

Invest Foresight previously reported that Russians are now allowed to fly to eight more countries including Austria, Hungary, and Lebanon.

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