MOSCOW, February 10 – RIA Novosti. Deputy Prime Minister Victoria Abramchenko instructed the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture to work out the issue of attracting foreign workers to carry out agricultural work this year, writes RBC with reference to the order dated February 8. Its authenticity was confirmed by the representative of the Deputy Prime Minister.
It is noted that the first deputy minister of agriculture Dzhambulat Khatuov made such a request in a letter to the deputy prime minister. He pointed out that to carry out a number of processes, additional workers from abroad are needed with the necessary experience, knowledge and skills. The appeal also indicated that farmers are concerned about the possibility of a shortage of labor. One of its reasons is the low efficiency of attracting workers from among the local residents.
The Ministry of Agriculture stressed to the publication that a number of representatives of the regions and the industry community also asked to attract foreign workers.
Restrictions on the entry of foreigners into Russia were adopted in the spring after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Restrictions did not apply to those who were involved as a highly qualified specialist, as well as those who participated in the maintenance of foreign-made equipment.