More illegal Vietnamese migrants return home from Russia

(VOV) – A group of 46 illegal Vietnamese migrants, who were detained following a recent raid by Russian police in Moscow, took a flight home on August 17.

The third repatriation has brought the total number of Vietnamese illegal migrants coming back home to 101.

These people were among 600 Vietnamese detainees during the July 31 raid by Russian police targeting illegal migrants working at garment workshops in a market in eastern Moscow.

As many as 1,000 foreign workers were arrested during the campaign.


After being informed about the incident, the Vietnamese Embassy has worked with relevant Russian agencies on legal procedures for early deportation of the remainder.

It has also sent a working group to the temporary detention site to deal with any problems arising from the situation.
Over the past few days, the Vietnamese Community in Russia has set up a voluntary group and raised fund to help these illegal migrants return.