In the near future, Russia will be interested in the inflow of labor fromabroad, Vladimir Sokolin, head of the State Statistics Committee declaredat his meeting with heads of foreign diplomatic missions to the RussianFederation.He pointed out that during the coming census it was very important to getsocial and demographic data on migrants who were living in Russia. Thecensus will be conducted at dwelling places of migrants and at their work,at markets for example, he added. One of the peculiarities of the comingcensus is that neither Russian nor foreign citizens will be asked for anydocuments, Sokolin specified.Although an informational campaign devoted to the census is carried out, inparticular materials in 15 languages have been printed, not all foreigncitizens are aware of the coming event, the head of the State StatisticsCommittee stressed. In this respect, Sokolin called on the heads ofdiplomatic missions to explain the importance of this event to theircompatriots..
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969