According to the program of resettlement of compatriots from abroad for incomplete 2017, 4 thousand people moved to the Far Eastern Federal District, said the head of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East, Aleksandr Galushka.
"There are those who already have peasant farm enterprises and successfully work in the Far East," said Aleksandr Galushka.
He also added that the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East and the Agency for Development of Human Capital in the Far East are already working on amendments to the law on the "Far Eastern hectare," which will allow compatriots moving from abroad to receive free land. This assignment was given in September by President Vladimir Putin.
The return program of compatriots to Russia, who found themselves outside the Russian Federation after the collapse of the USSR and wishing to move to Russia, has been in effect since 2006. Former citizens of the USSR and Russia can come back in such a way, as well as their descendants. Last year, according to the Agency for Development of Human Capital data, almost 8 thousand people moved to the Far East, about 7 thousand immigrants are being spoken in the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East.
In order to make it easier for people to adapt to the new conditions, a special help desk was opened in the region.