Director of the Russian Federal Border Guard (FPS) Konstantin Totsky named combating illegal immigration one of the key tasks of the Russian border guards. Speaking at the briefing Thursday he stressed that there are two directions of FPS activity in this sphere. On the one hand, there are immigrants using the Russian territory for illegal transit to Western Europe, and on the other hand, there are persons who try to settle on the Russian territory. The FPS Director noted that currently colonies of Vietnamese, Chinese and Afghan citizens are the most numerous in Russia and their number keeps growing.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea