Russia receives twice as many refugees as Europe - State Duma Speaker

Sergei Naryshkin compared the number of refugees who have recently arrived in Europe and Russia, noting that more than a million refugees to Russia were received without any fuss.

State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin compared the number of refugees who have recently arrived in Europe and Russia, noting that more than a million refugees to Russia were received without any fuss, while the hysterics do not subside in the European Union over the migrant crisis.

"During the 4th International Parliamentary Forum I could not but publicly compare the figures of the migration influx which has literally overflowed Europe, about 500,000, there are no exact [figures] so far, and our figures, when 1.1 million Ukrainian citizens, migrants, refugees were accommodated, moreover, this was done without any fuss, without political moaning and cries," Naryshkin said at a meeting of the presidium of the Council of Legislators particularly devoted to the migration issue on Friday.

The speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament said that "the majority of the able-bodied population [from received migrants] works, all children study at schools, in general, everything is calm."

Meanwhile, he thanked head of the Federal Migration Service Konstantin Romodanovsky and employees of his agency, "as well as officials of other bodies of power in Russian regions, who have actually done a huge and very important, noble work."

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