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Refugees from Syria. Will Russia accept immigrants from the Middle East?

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Europe moans from the unprecedented influx of Asian and African refugees. Syrians and Libyans, Iraqis and Afghans are trying by all means to get into the well-fed countries of Western Europe. EU countries do not know what to do with the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing bloody wars, which cover their home countries. In order to at least somehow reduce the migration burden on individual countries where the maximum number of refugees was concentrated, the European Union introduced quotas for the accommodation of refugees - now each EU country is obliged to host refugees. How much depends on the size of the country itself, its population, economic and social conditions. However, the decision to introduce quotas caused a very negative reaction among the countries of Eastern Europe, which have never been sympathetic to migrants from Africa and Asia. Thus, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban stated that he has nothing against the quotas for receiving refugees, but he believes that quotas should not be established without discussion and as mandatory. Also, the Hungarian Prime Minister doubts that Muslim refugees from the countries of the Middle East will be able to integrate into European society and stresses that he sees in such a significant influx of refugees a certain danger for the preservation of European civilization, the values ​​that have been inherent in European culture for centuries . At the same time, in Europe, more and more voices are heard that Russia should receive refugees.


The anti-Russian forces accuse the Russian Federation of the fact that it is the fault of Moscow in Syria that an armed conflict is taking place - Russia did not promptly overthrow Bashar Assad, which is why a civil war broke out on the territory of the country, which gave a huge number of refugees. Nevertheless, the absurdity of such statements does not mean that, in general, Russia should abstract itself from the problem of Middle Eastern and North African refugees. After all, sooner or later she will face it anyway - Europe is “not rubbery,” and refugees, especially if they seem to be in Eastern European countries, may well try to penetrate into Russia. Secondly, there are still humanitarian considerations, on which Russia, if it claims the role and status of a great power, also cannot stand aside when the world faces such a serious problem as the thousands of refugees from war-torn Middle East and North African countries .

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The flight of millions of Syrians to blame the US and the EU

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that “we see today the attempts being made to almost put the blame on Russia for the occurrence of the problem. Allegedly, the refugee problem arose from the fact that Russia supports the legitimate authorities in Syria. People from Syria are fleeing above all from the hostilities that are largely imposed from the outside by supplying weapons and special equipment, people are fleeing the atrocities of terrorists ”(quoted in: Putin denied accusations of Russia's involvement in the problem of refugees in Europe // http: / /www.ntv.ru/novosti/1522216/). Syrian President Bashar Assad spoke about the problem of refugees even more frankly - he believes that the European countries themselves are directly responsible for the emergence of millions of refugees. After all, the European Union, along with the United States, is one of the actual initiators and sponsors of a wave of “revolutions” that followed in the Arab world and led a number of states in the Middle East and North Africa to bloody civil wars (Libya, Syria, Yemen) or mass riots and destabilization of political situations (Egypt, Tunisia). Only in Syria alone over the past four years, during which hostilities continue, about four million people have left their homes. Most of them emigrated from a belligerent country - primarily to the nearby countries of the Middle East, as well as to the countries of Western and Eastern Europe.

Russia, as the closest ally of Syria, of course, does not remain aloof from helping the people of this long-suffering country. So, recently in Syria opened a tent camp for refugees, located in the city of Hama. Built by Russian specialists in the hippodrome, the camp is designed for 500 people, but if necessary, it can accept up to a thousand refugees. Forty kilometers from Hama, hostilities are taking place, so those civilians in Syria who are fleeing from the combat zone itself and the territory seized by fundamentalists can arrive in the camp first of all. On the square in 500 square meters there is a camp of 25 tents. It has a kitchen, shower, equipped with sleeping places. The camp is served by volunteers from a humanitarian mission. There are electric generators in the camp, there is a supply of fuel to ensure the smooth operation of the field kitchens. By the way, they cook Russian porridge in field kitchens - the overwhelming majority of Syrians try it for the first time, but, according to the media, they are quite satisfied with Russian cuisine. On September 12, two Russian aircraft delivered 80 tons of humanitarian aid to Syria, 15 tons of which are intended to provide precisely the Hama camp. Most of the refugees arrive in the camp from Idlib province, who are welcomed by the volunteers. Most likely, the creation of one tent camp will not stop there - Russia provides Syria with all-round assistance, including directly in the fight against anti-government armed formations.

Why don't the Syrians flee to the countries of the Persian Gulf?

Currently, the largest number of refugees from Syria accept neighboring countries. According to 2013, the largest number of refugees are located in Lebanon, where more than 840 are thousands of Syrians, Jordan has placed 570 thousand people, Turkey is 540 thousand, Iraq is at least 200 thousand refugees, Egypt is 130 thousand refugees. Currently, the number of Syrian refugees in these countries has increased many times. Only in Turkey alone is 1,9 million refugees, in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt - more than two million Syrians. Many political scientists and journalists are wondering why refugees are not accommodated by the rich and sparsely populated countries of the Persian Gulf - one of the initiators of the anti-Assad war in Syria. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates - all these countries could easily accommodate refugees, providing them with jobs. Moreover, in these countries, as in Syria, they also speak Arabic, and culture has many similarities. But neither Saudi Arabia nor the other countries of the Persian Gulf are currently engaged in organizing assistance to refugees on the scale that they could well afford, given their level of financial and economic well-being.

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On the contrary, when the war began in Syria, Saudi Arabia strengthened its borders. Of course, the kingdom could not remain completely aloof from the solution of the problem of refugees, but the steps that KSA takes in relation to Syrian refugees do not correlate with the real possibilities of the Saudi monarchy. So, Saudi Arabia has provided 20 food for thousands of refugees housed in a tent camp in Jordan. But is this the kind of help one would expect from the richest Arab state? Political analyst Alexander Sotnichenko - one of the major Russian experts on the Middle East, draws attention to the international legal reasons for such a policy of the Gulf countries (Sotnichenko A. Washington's students in the Middle East // http://izvestia.ru/news/591179). After all, none of these countries in 1951 has signed the United Nations Convention on the Status of Refugees. Meanwhile, on the basis of this convention, the placement of refugees in the European Union countries, the organization of their social security is provided. The countries of the Persian Gulf, which did not sign the convention, are absolutely not obliged either to accept refugees or to decide on the issues of their provision and accommodation. Therefore, the citizens of Syria in Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Persian Gulf can only be illegally, without social benefits and assistance from the state. Moreover, to get to Saudi Arabia, the citizens of Syria are obliged to obtain entry visas, therefore, all who entered without a visa are considered, according to Saudi law, as criminals. For visa-free entry, they are expected to be deported from the country. It turns out that the Gulf countries, having played a crucial role in the escalation of the conflict in the Middle East, in solving the issue of accommodating refugees and other consequences of the humanitarian catastrophe caused by the war in Syria and Iraq, remain on the sidelines. Although without participation in the Syrian conflict, they, being the richest Arab and Muslim states, could accommodate fellow tribesmen and co-religionists fleeing from war. The authorities of the United Arab Emirates have responded to politicians and journalists who criticize them that the UAE is already making a sufficient contribution to helping refugees by financing a large refugee camp located in Jordan. That is, the countries of the Persian Gulf prefer to help the easiest way - to provide money, but do not let refugees into their territory.

More clear is the position of Israel. Israel has long been in conflict with Syria — and under Bashar Assad’s father Hafez, and under Bashar Assad himself, Syrian-Israeli relations could not be called friendly. In addition, Israel is constantly becoming the target of attacks by radical fundamentalist organizations and secular armed organizations fighting for the liberation of Palestine. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refused to let in refugees into the country, explaining that with a small territory and numerous problems. But the Israeli opposition, primarily the left parties, insist on the deployment of Syrian refugees in the country, arguing that the Jewish people themselves had been in exile for centuries and who, if not Jews, were aware of the troubles of people fleeing war and the fanatics of arbitrariness. And yet, Israel provides all possible assistance to Syrian refugees. Thus, a field hospital is deployed on the Syrian-Israeli border, which provides medical assistance to wounded and sick refugees. However, the left opposition insists on more ambitious steps by the country towards solving the problem of refugees. According to the Israeli left, the deployment of Syrian refugees is a matter of honor for Israel and the Jewish people. However, given that among the refugees there may be potential terrorists and extremists posing as civilians, it is impossible not to note the very real risks that Israel may face if borders are opened for Syrians. Moreover, Israel is already suffering from the influx of migrants from North-East Africa - a large number of refugees and labor migrants from Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, and Ethiopia regularly enter the country. Their presence in small Israel is a fairly serious social problem, given the lack of work and refugee status among refugees and migrants and, as a result, the participation of young people in street crimes in Israeli cities.

Refugees from Syria. Will Russia accept immigrants from the Middle East?
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Russia does not attract Syrians yet

As for the placement of Syrian refugees in the territory of Russia itself, so far the number of immigrants from Syria arriving in the Russian Federation, of course, is incomparable with the enormous flow that has flowed into the countries of Europe. Refugees are sent to Europe in two key ways. First, through the Balkans - the route from Syria to Turkey and further to Greece, Serbia, Hungary is currently the most exploited. In second place - the path through the Mediterranean to Italy. The latter are sent, above all, not by the Syrians, but by refugees from Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Eritrea. Italy and Hungary today bear the greatest burden in accepting refugees from Africa and the Middle East. Already from Italy and Hungary refugees are sent to other European countries. Russia is away from the main routes of escape from the belligerent countries of the Arab East, so the number of refugees in the country is not so significant yet.

Konstantin Romodanovsky, head of the Federal Migration Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, said that Russia is not of particular interest to Syrian refugees. According to the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation, 2015 Syrians entered 7103 a year in Russia, and 7162 drove out. All in all, on the territory of the Russian Federation, according to data on September 4 2015, there are 12 thousands of Syrian citizens. Two thousand Syrians received temporary asylum in Russia. But not all of the Syrian refugees arriving in the country are going to stay in Russia for any length of time. The countries of Northern Europe are much more interesting for Syrians; therefore, many of the refugees then try to move from Russia to Norway. Russia is becoming a country of transit migration, and the largest number of refugees accumulates in the Murmansk region - it is from here closest to Norway, where the refugees hope to receive a warm welcome. The desire to relocate to Norway or Sweden is explained by the fact that in the Scandinavian countries the task of social security for refugees arriving from countries of Asia and Africa is much better solved. Many refugees are convinced that in the Scandinavian countries they will be able to receive impressive benefits, which they will be deprived of in the Russian Federation. According to Russian border guards, about 130 refugees from the Middle East, mostly Syrian citizens, cross the Russian-Norwegian border from the Murmansk region every month. The Norwegian authorities are even going to deprive Russian taxi drivers of visas, since taxi drivers are transporting Syrians from the Murmansk region to Norway. In Murmansk, the Syrians arrive from Moscow, where, in turn, arrive from Syria. They come to Russia legally, so the border guards have no right to detain them, and the Syrians use their stay in Russia to quickly leave for the territory of Norway. Arriving in Norway through the territory of Russia turns out to be more profitable financially than traveling through Turkey to the Balkans and then to the countries of Central Europe. Therefore, those Syrians who are in Russia or fly to Moscow, then prefer to go through the Murmansk region - to Norway or through St. Petersburg - to Finland.

In addition to the “transit migrants”, a significant part of the Syrians who arrive in Russia are representatives of the peoples of the North Caucasus and Transcaucasia, whose large diasporas traditionally live in Syria. This is primarily about the Syrian "Circassians" - the descendants of the Adyghe, Abkhaz, Kabardian Muhajirs - immigrants from the Caucasus, who left for the territory of the Ottoman Empire after defeat in the Caucasian war and settled on the territory of Turkey itself, and a number of Middle Eastern states, including Syria . Almost all the representatives of such Adyg ethnic groups as Shapsugs, Abadzekhs, Natukhais, Bzhedug, Besleneevts, Temirgoevs, and Ubykhs went to the Ottoman Empire then. In addition, a large Armenian diaspora traditionally lived in Syria, many of whose representatives also rushed to emigrate to Russia after the outbreak of hostilities. The Syrian ambassador to Russia, Riad Haddad, in an interview reported such figures: “There are Syrian refugees in Russia. But not so much. These are Kabardians, who have now returned to Kabardino-Balkaria. Before the war, they lived their lives in Syria. 400 families have already moved here to Nalchik ”(quoted in: Sazhneva E. In Russia, too, there are several thousand Syrian refugees // http://www.mk.ru/politics/2015/09/06/v-rossii-tozhe -est-neskolko-tysyach-siriyskikh-bezhencev.html).



A sufficiently large number of Syrian Circassians arrived in the Republic of Adygea, where they were allocated places for resettlement in the village of Panahes. Despite the fact that the ancestors of the Syrian Circassians lived on these lands, today the Circassians come from Syria on the same basis for all foreign citizens. First they receive a temporary residence permit, then a residence permit, and at the end of their journey to historical homeland - citizenship. Most Syrian Circassians in Adygea and Kabardino-Balkaria come through Turkey. In Kabardino-Balkaria, there is someone to meet fellow tribesmen - there lives a small group of Syrian Circassians who evacuated from the Golan Heights in the early 1990s and long received Russian citizenship. Having settled in Russia, the descendants of the Muhajirs assist tribesmen in moving to Adygea or Kabardino-Balkaria. At the same time, the resettlement of Syrian Circassians to the North Caucasian republics has a reverse side. It is well known about the activities of Circassian national organizations that require recognition of the events of the Caucasian War as the genocide of the Circassian population. It is clear that the Russian Federation is not profitable to host refugee groups on its territory, which may become a potential basis for opposition organizations of a nationalist nature. The return of the Muhajirs is one of those concepts on which modern Circassian nationalism is based today. Of course, if a bloody war had not started on the territory of the Middle East states, most of the descendants of the Muhajirs would never have thought of returning to Russia. Even the few thousand Syrian Circassians who arrived in Russia over the past twenty years are a very small amount compared to the multimillion-dollar Circassian diaspora, which today inhabits almost all the countries of the Middle East and even North Africa - Circassians live in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and many other states. Traditionally, they played an important role in the army, police, special services of the Middle Eastern states, many Turkish and Arab generals left the Circassian diasporas. Naturally, if it makes sense to foreign Circassians to return to their historical homeland, then only in exceptional situations. One of these situations occurred after the outbreak of the civil war in Syria and Iraq. Of course, among the millions of refugees who left Syria, there are a significant number of Circassians. But nevertheless, it should be noted that the Circassians are more focused on a temporary trip to Turkey than to Russia. This is facilitated by the policy of favoring Turkey in relation to the Circassians from the diasporas of the Middle Eastern states. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu bluntly stated that Turkey is a home for the Circassians, and they can always count on the help of the Turkish state. As for the Abkhazians, some of whom also lived in Syria, the Republic of Abkhazia is ready to accept them. Of course, for this to happen, some work will have to be done in terms of adapting people who for generations have lived in a completely different country and a different culture to living conditions in a new place of residence. However, through the joint efforts of the state, the public, and representatives of the diaspora, this problem can certainly be solved in a positive way.

The media reported that until the end of 2014, there were at least 2 thousands of Syrians in Russia. Most of them came to Russia before the outbreak of the war in Syria, as employees. However, when hostilities began in their homeland, they had no choice but to stay in Russia. According to the journalist Muiz Abu Jadal, a Syrian citizen living in the Russian Federation and dealing with the issues of organizing assistance to Syrian citizens, as early as 1990. a network of garment factories created by immigrants from the Syrian city of Aleppo appeared on the territory of the Russian Federation. From the same region of Syria, there were also the majority of wage workers invited to garment factories. In Russia, people from Syria settled in Noginsk and Losino-Petrovsk. Before the war, they kept their families in Syria, regularly sending remittances to their homeland, but the “Arab Spring” made its tragic corrections, and today the workers have not to send money to Syria, but to export their loved ones to Russia. In Noginsk, there were families of Syrian workers — a large number of children, since five — seven sons and daughters — are a normal number for an average Syrian family. Naturally, the Syrians needed education for their children, but here the Syrian citizens faced opposition from the structures of the Ministry of Education and Science, because according to Russian legislation, citizens of the Russian Federation or children of persons officially employed in the Russian Federation can receive education in Russia. Syrians living in Noginsk, tried to get out of this situation in their own way. At the end of 2014, journalist Muiz Abu Jadal began teaching 6-12 children for years at a rented premises and even hired Arab and English teachers for them. Almost all students are children of Syrians working in Noginsk garment factories. About the improvised school, opened by Muiz Abu Jadal, reported several Russian media. Human rights organizations attempted to draw attention to the really acute problem of helping refugees, but they were guilty of employees of the local education and migration services departments, although the latter only carry out their job descriptions and do not have the right to be guided by emotions when carrying out their professional activities. Yes, children (and adults) fleeing from war are really sorry, and it’s bad that children cannot study at the Russian school. However, this is the law - first, Syrian citizens should legalize the status of members of their families on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Mass acceptance of refugees could hurt Russia

The Russian Migration Service is not eager to issue permits for a large number of Syrian citizens to reside in the country. It should be noted that such a position of the Russian authorities has quite weighty arguments. Firstly, the socio-economic situation in modern Russia does not allow for the Russian economy, without serious consequences, to accept a large number of refugees from another state who do not speak Russian and have no idea about life in Russia. Who will work these people in a country where not all of their own citizens can find a job? At best, they will be employed in the field of unskilled labor, but several problems will inevitably arise here: 1) not all refugees, especially from among the youth, will want to work in non-prestigious and underpaid positions; 2) taxes from meager wages of unskilled workers will also be scanty; 3) labor competition with Russian citizens will arise, which may lead to destabilization of interethnic relations in the country. Secondly, in Russia there are hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Donbass, who also need social security, employment, accommodation, and European countries, unlike Russia, did not take any part in solving the problems of Donetsk and Lugansk refugees. Arriving in the border regions of the Russian Federation, refugees from the Donbass find shelter and food, and then get the opportunity to follow other regions of the country, are employed and, given the lack of language and ethno-cultural differences, calmly adapt to the conditions of life in Russian society. Adaptation of Syrian refugees can cause significant difficulties - after all, first of all, they will need to be taught Russian, at least at a level sufficient for everyday communication, and for children to understand the program of elementary school classes. It is not clear who will take on the responsibilities of adapting Syrian refugees. Public organizations for this have neither human resources, nor financial and organizational capabilities.

Thirdly, there are big concerns about the presence of activists and sympathizing radical fundamentalist organizations in the stream of refugees from the Middle East, including the leading hostilities in Syria and Iraq. Russia already has a number of problems related to the spread of religious extremism in the North Caucasus and in the migrant environment, and the acceptance of a significant number of Syrian refugees will only aggravate the situation. However, so far there are practically no problems from a small number of Syrians living in Russia. At least, the Syrians do not appear in the crime reports and try to lead a law-abiding and decent lifestyle. Many of them are qualified specialists, benefiting the Russian economy and sufficiently adapted to the conditions of life in Russian society. But in this case we are talking about those Syrians who have been living in Russia for a long time, received education here, got employed, entered into marriage relations with citizens of the Russian Federation and gradually adapted to life in Russian society. How will the Syrians, who arrived in the country, behave is unknown. There are no guarantees that, along with the refugees, religious extremists will not infiltrate the country’s territory, whose activities could seriously damage the stabilization of interethnic and interfaith relations in the Russian Federation. Therefore, many Syrians today are denied asylum in the Russian Federation from the Federal Migration Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. Those of them who may reasonably be suspected of having links with extremist and terrorist organizations operating in Syria are detained by law enforcement agencies and expelled from the country to Syria, where the relevant Syrian special services are already engaged.

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Asylum for the most vulnerable

In general, the position of the Russian leadership on the placement of Syrian refugees can be regarded as quite reasonable. Indeed, the main responsibility for the emergence of a conflict situation in Syria and the subsequent civil war in the country is borne by the United States, the European Union countries, and the states of the Persian Gulf. They are the ones who provide financial, organizational and informational support to the anti-Assad armed opposition. Secondly, Russia alone “clears up” the consequences of a humanitarian catastrophe in the Donbass. European countries, as mentioned above, do not provide any substantial assistance to Donetsk and Lugansk refugees. Thirdly, political considerations also play a big role. For obvious reasons, the Russian authorities are afraid of the appearance in the country of a weakly controlled large diaspora of immigrants from the Arab countries of the Middle East. At the same time, Russia cannot completely isolate itself from solving the problem of Syrian refugees - its participation requires, at least, considerations of the country's political image at the world level. And here a selective approach to the accommodation of Syrian refugees can be quite reasonable. For example, Russia can only give permission for the temporary placement of women and children, restricting the right to enter the country for men of working age. If the reception of refugees is carried out for humanitarian purposes, then women and children are precisely those categories of refugees who need exactly humanitarian assistance. Young and able-bodied men can either do their duty in the Syrian armed forces fighting against fundamentalists, or emigrate to EU countries in search of work and then send money from there to support their families in Russia. Human rights activists will say that it is not humane to divide families, but also to put the country's national security and public order at risk of possible negative actions by some refugees is also not very far-sighted.

Another option is the introduction of quotas for the admission of refugees from national and religious minorities of Syria, who could face inevitable death if the traditional places of their residence are occupied by fanatics. For example, Russia can provide more effective support to Syrian Christians. For centuries, Russia has positioned itself as a defender of Christianity in the Middle East. A number of political and military conflicts with the Ottoman Empire was caused, among other things, by the desire to protect Balkan, Transcaucasian and Middle Eastern Christians from the discriminatory policies of Istanbul. Today in Syria, Christianity is actually being destroyed. Militants of fundamentalist organizations destroy churches and monasteries, burn Christian literature, kill, mutilate and rob the Christian population. Meanwhile, Syria - the oldest Christian land and the disappearance of Christianity in Syria will be equivalent to the end of Christianity in the Middle East. We should not forget that among Syrian Christians - Arabs, Armenians, Assyrians - there are many educated and qualified people who, if emigrated to Russia, after a certain adaptation, will be able to make their own contribution to the development of the Russian economy. Lebanese and Syrian Christians, in the XIX-XX centuries. migrants to Latin America and West Africa, they have gained a strong position in the private sector. In the current situation, Hungary is an example of assistance to Christians in the Middle East. In this country, according to Prime Minister Viktor Orban, over the past few years 1500 families of Middle Eastern Christians have taken refuge, arrived on the recommendations of Eastern Christian churches. 18 September 2015 it became known that the Vatican accepted the first family of Syrian refugee Christians. A husband, wife and two children were placed in the apartment of one of the houses in the territory of the smallest state in the world.

Russia already has experience in accommodating Christians - refugees from the Middle East. In the XIX - the first half of the twentieth centuries. several waves of migrants were sent to the Russian empire, and then to the Soviet Union — mostly from Turkey and Iran. Assyrians and Armenians fleeing persecution from the authorities and religious fanatics found refuge in Russian cities and villages. Thus, in the Krasnodar Territory there is the village of Urmia, the only place of compact Assyrian residence in Russia, although the impressive diasporas of representatives of this ancient people live in Moscow, Rostov-on-Don, and some other large cities. Already in 1990-s. a large number of Kurds and Yezidis settled in Russia, among them not only natives of the former Transcaucasian and Central Asian republics of the Soviet Union, but also people from Turkey, Syria and Iraq. In the Yaroslavl region, the International Union of Kurdish public organizations bought the former pioneer camp "Sunny", on the territory of which a compact settlement of Kurds appeared, supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party. An impressive Kurdish diaspora lives in Tambov, as well as in the Krasnodar Territory and the Republic of Adygea.

When accepting refugees from Syria, the Russian authorities, first of all, should carefully check their biographies, determine the potential problematic and undesirability of their stay in the Russian Federation. The basis of migration policy should be to ensure the protection of the country from the infiltration of extremist elements that may contribute to the destabilization of the social and political situation in Russia. Also, for political reasons, Russia should refrain from admitting on its territory citizens of Syria who were or are in opposition to the current President Bashar Assad and his government. If the life and health of the representatives of the anti-Assad opposition threaten anything on the territory of Syria, then they can go to the European Union countries, the United States, to Turkey, but not enjoy the right to asylum in the country, which is one of the key allies of Assad. Moreover, the activities of Syrian citizens who are representatives of the anti-Assad opposition in the territory of the Russian Federation may also raise certain suspicions.

Meanwhile, in Russia there were also influential forces in favor of allowing the admission of Syrian refugees. The newspaper Izvestiya 10 of September 2015 reported that the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights (HRC) under the President of the Russian Federation would soon appeal to the country's leadership to allow Syrian refugees to be admitted to the territory of the Russian Federation. According to the member of the HRC Maxim Shevchenko, Russia could accommodate up to ten thousand refugees from Syria, in the first place - the Syrian Circassians. Shevchenko emphasizes that the majority of Syrian Circassians in Syria lived in rural areas, therefore, settling in the southern regions of Russia, Circassians will not migrate to the capital, but will be engaged in agricultural production. It is supposed to accommodate refugees in Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachay-Cherkessia and Krasnodar Territory - on the historical lands of the Adyg peoples. However, the South of Russia is a fairly densely populated land. Unlike the central zone, and even more so - the Urals and Siberia, there are practically no free places for development here. Will the arrival of a large number of refugees from Syria cause discontent among the local population? After all, what to hide, the level of social security in the Russian province needs to be improved for the citizens of the country, and here, foreigners who need to be accommodated, adapted to Russian life, teach their children, employ adult family members. In general, the issue of the deployment of Syrian refugees remains controversial and, it is hoped, government bodies will listen to all points of view and make an informed decision in the interests of Russia and its people.
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  1. Putinets
    Putinets 21 September 2015 05: 54 New
    +33
    We accept refugees from Arabia with the condition of free work for pork soup in the area of ​​BAM or the Force of Siberia. For housing, we prepare barracks with insulation from moss. Let them equip their countries, but they don’t climb into my house. You can only accept relatives
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 21 September 2015 07: 16 New
      +14
      Of course, we do not need them, I completely agree with this. But what’s interesting is the reaction of the forum users - they constantly write about the "brotherly Syrian people", and as soon as the conversation turned to the reception of refugees (just a non-binding conversation, a hypothetical option) - immediately "barracks with moss", "Siberia" and generally "they went to .......) stop smile
      1. rosarioagro
        rosarioagro 21 September 2015 11: 54 New
        +11
        Quote: Bayonet
        - they constantly write about the "brotherly Syrian people", and as soon as the conversation turned to the reception of refugees (just a non-binding conversation, a hypothetical option) - immediately "barracks with moss", "Siberia" and generally "they went to

        love is strong in the distance :-)
        1. Yars
          Yars 21 September 2015 13: 40 New
          +10
          Russia did smarter, it built a refugee camp in Syria itself so that people do not run outside the country, who will rebuild Syria after the war ?!
          1. aleks 62 next
            aleks 62 next 21 September 2015 15: 21 New
            +2
            .... who will rebuild Syria after the war?! ...

            .... I think that the remaining Syrians .... Before the war, there were 23 million ... And in 1980. about 9 million .... And nothing ... It was a completely prosperous and self-sufficient country .... hi
          2. Throw
            Throw 21 September 2015 15: 35 New
            +9
            they constantly write about the "fraternal Syrian people", and as soon as the conversation turned to the reception of refugees (just a non-binding conversation, a hypothetical option) - immediately "barracks with moss"

            In the words "brother" and "brotherly" they often rushed, and speculate on this.

            Russian trouble - we call "brotherly" hell knows who, but in our neighbor we don’t see a brother ...

            And the “non-binding conversation” is very reminiscent of the first call of the Overton Window - throwing in the topic and preparing for reformatting the opinion.
            And such topics must be stopped, we have our guest workers and illegal immigrants - in bulk!
            There were still not enough refugees, and you know who the refugee is, who is the Shiite, and who is the shahid.

            In addition to the alienness of cultures, which will provoke a lot of conflicts and crimes, there is also a financial aspect. Labor competition, underground artels. Many people write about budget deficits and capital outflows - just imagine how much currency this contingent sends abroad by taxes. Billions!
            And then we then "take money to the cruiser ..."


            The picture shows the countries that have signed the Refugee Convention. Are there few places? Canada and Australia are great countries! Go to the kangaroo.

            The Russian world beyond the Western and Arab lands should not be blown away by us, even in the south, even in Siberia!
          3. vidmid
            vidmid 21 September 2015 15: 54 New
            +1
            Quote: YARS
            Russia did smarter, it built a refugee camp in Syria itself,

            per 1000 people. with 10 million refugees in Syria
      2. Kingdino
        Kingdino 21 September 2015 14: 11 New
        +1
        Quote: Bayonet
        Of course, we do not need them, I completely agree with this. But what’s interesting is the reaction of the forum users - they constantly write about the "brotherly Syrian people", and as soon as the conversation turned to the reception of refugees (just a non-binding conversation, a hypothetical option) - immediately "barracks with moss", "Siberia" and generally "they went to .......) stop smile

        And who writes? Trolls on a salary?
      3. vidmid
        vidmid 21 September 2015 15: 53 New
        -1
        Quote: Bayonet
        But what’s interesting is the reaction of the forum users - they constantly write about the "brotherly Syrian people", and as soon as the conversation turned to the reception of refugees (just a non-binding conversation, a hypothetical option) - immediately "barracks with moss", "Siberia" and in general "they went to

        really strange, and why not accept refugees on the condition that families in Russia, and all young people after training, go back to war?
      4. Nikolay701
        Nikolay701 19 January 2016 22: 20 New
        0
        What kind of "brotherly Syrian people" ??? From the HRC MEMBER, Maxim Shevchenko, let these “brothers” sit at their side, and when they abuse his daughter, you can easily talk to this “member”
    2. sherp2015
      sherp2015 21 September 2015 07: 19 New
      +18
      Quote: Putin
      We accept refugees from Arabia with the condition of free work for pork soup in the area of ​​BAM or the Force of Siberia. For housing, we prepare barracks with insulation from moss.


      You cannot drive them to Siberia with a shovel ...
      But in fact, I don’t see anything good from the resettlement of refugees in our country ...
      They are embittered by the hostilities, many have lost their homes, are zombified by the Western media about Russia’s guilt in all their present and past (muhajirism) troubles, many will eventually join the ranks of the "forest" or those who sympathize with them ...
      Such hospitality will turn into big problems for Russia.
      We need it?
      1. stas52
        stas52 21 September 2015 07: 57 New
        +11
        And let them all go to the "dream country" of the USA, which unleashed this massacre, and sent from Europe to the same place. It will be much more profitable for Europeans to pay tickets for refugees than to keep this mob. That's when the states begin to choke in the flows of refugees, maybe then they will understand that they are doing something wrong, but the only thing nobody will do.
        1. Serg 122
          Serg 122 21 September 2015 09: 23 New
          +5
          Quote...
          That's when the states begin to choke in the flows of refugees, maybe then they will understand that they are doing something wrong, but the only thing nobody will do.

          Even if all countries are geyrops and fall for the “great migration of peoples” from the Middle East to America, I think that they simply will not be allowed to go there stupidly. They will meet in the ocean, at the sea borders and deployed. For this, the possibilities of the country of the chocolate ruler are enough ... hi
      2. Victorio
        Victorio 21 September 2015 15: 39 New
        +1
        Quote: sherp2015
        Quote: Putin
        We accept refugees from Arabia with the condition of free work for pork soup in the area of ​​BAM or the Force of Siberia. For housing, we prepare barracks with insulation from moss.


        You cannot drive them to Siberia with a shovel ...
        But in fact, I don’t see anything good from the resettlement of refugees in our country ...
        They are embittered by the hostilities, many have lost their homes, are zombified by the Western media about Russia’s guilt in all their present and past (muhajirism) troubles, many will eventually join the ranks of the "forest" or those who sympathize with them ...
        Such hospitality will turn into big problems for Russia.
        We need it?

        =====
        the other side of the question is not mentioned, about the attitude towards the visitors of the local population, because they won’t go to explore the uninhabited or sparsely populated areas of Russia? at one time, I don’t remember all the details of how they ended up there, but several thousand Kurds tried to settle in the Kuban somewhere at the beginning of 2000 ?, the governor, then still a weaver, and local ones, were all against it, ethnic tensions began allegedly they steal, bully, live closed / apart, etc. noise in the press, especially Western and liberal, then a significant part left for the states, there they were provided with all the conditions. I’ve left everything or disappeared around Russia, I don’t know, but these were Russian Kurds with language / Russian education, etc.
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    3. Russian Uzbek
      Russian Uzbek 21 September 2015 08: 27 New
      +17
      Yes, we have had them for a long time ... I went here once to a hospital, and there a Syrian doctor, black as a firebrand, is in Russian language better than you and I ...
      studied with us in honey, the Russian wife - as the mess started - got together and sailed to Russia "to my mother";)
      and there are quite a lot of them even in our province
      1. Wheel
        Wheel 21 September 2015 15: 07 New
        +7
        Quote: Russian Uzbek
        Yes, we have had them for a long time ... I went here once to a hospital, and there a Syrian doctor, black as a firebrand, is in Russian language better than you and I ...
        studied with us in honey, the Russian wife - as the mess started - got together and sailed to Russia "to my mother";)
        and there are quite a lot of them even in our province

        There is no harm from these, they are easily integrated into society.
        1. Victorio
          Victorio 21 September 2015 15: 44 New
          +4
          Quote: Wheel
          Quote: Russian Uzbek
          Yes, we have had them for a long time ... I went here once to a hospital, and there a Syrian doctor, black as a firebrand, is in Russian language better than you and I ...
          studied with us in honey, the Russian wife - as the mess started - got together and sailed to Russia "to my mother";)
          and there are quite a lot of them even in our province

          There is no harm from these, they are easily integrated into society.

          =====
          probably mixed families give the best result for adaptation
      2. Bayonet
        Bayonet 21 September 2015 22: 19 New
        +1
        Quote: Russian Uzbek
        studied with us in honey, Russian wife

        From these and we benefit, and freeloaders - tries! stop
    4. Sweles
      Sweles 21 September 2015 09: 05 New
      +6
      we have our own problems, how many refugees from donbas? Somehow plainly nobody says, and the number of refugees from Donbas is also estimated to be HUNDRED THOUSAND, but what if the government decides to help Syria and help Europe? what will we say?
      1. Vend
        Vend 21 September 2015 09: 50 New
        +10
        This is certainly not Christian, but personally I am against it. We have enough of our migrants. Whoever committed the massacre in the East, even accepts refugees, with all the ensuing consequences
        1. Bayonet
          Bayonet 21 September 2015 16: 01 New
          +9
          Quote: Wend
          We have enough of our migrants.

          smile
      2. Bayonet
        Bayonet 21 September 2015 22: 20 New
        0
        Quote: Sveles
        and if the government decides to help Syria and help Europe? what will we say?

        So already said! smile
    5. 222222
      222222 21 September 2015 10: 33 New
      +8
      Will Russia accept migrants from the Middle East? "
      .... s and the west is just waiting for this !!!
      1. Yankees build the whole WORLD in their likeness-blurring the national features of individual nations. Peoples ..
      2. immigrants from those regions do not perceive the norms and customs of indigenous peoples .. and live according to their own custom. Creating national communities and occupying entire cities and regions.
      ... Remember Serbia and Kosovo !!!
    6. Max_Bauder
      Max_Bauder 21 September 2015 10: 50 New
      +6
      I have such an opinion on this subject.
      Of course, who wants Middle Eastern Arabs to flock to Russia when they themselves have so many migrants from Central Asia, Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Kyrgyz who are inundated. Walk past the mosques at the Friday prayer at Kurban Bayram, which by the way will come in a couple of days and make sure that there are so many immigrants in Moscow that you can soon call this place Moskabad. And this is the natural reaction of any person - the rejection of someone else's, different from your culture.
      Since the time of Byzantium, Russia was an Orthodox Christian civilization imposed on pagan or Vedic ancient Slavic beliefs, and therefore over the centuries its own special mentality and way of thinking, outlook on life, where the spirit of patriotism, a sense of justice and virtue towards other peoples have always been respected, have been formed.
      If we take a closer look at all three components, for example, it could be said that patriotism is inherent in all peoples, but then why, instead of protecting the homeland, people in Syria, Iraq or any other country try to escape from it, leaving them to their own devices, also I know no people except the Russians who so patiently endure all the hardships and hardships that fell to the lot of the people, remember Leningrad, people were dying but didn’t go to the Germans to save themselves, surrender to the enemy, even now look at the sanctions, they are strangling the country, but no one thinks to speak, and in any other country, stones and Molotov cocktails would have long been thrown and international clashes would have begun and the slogans “Down with the government” would have shouted.
      As for justice, this rejection arises from a sense of justice. Any Russian is calm, I would even say that he respects other religions, there are even those who accept, after all, there are many ethnic Russian Muslims, Buddhists, Hare Krishnas, Catholics, Vedas, and even atheists. But no Russian will endure oppression, which is often found just in Muslim countries, where very much is forbidden and very little is allowed, there is no say social democracy, freedom of the family from society, it is impossible in Muslim countries, now in capitalist (there is already tyranny of oligarchs ) bring up children as you want. Look, the Soviet Union in a short time of its existence brought to absolutism the freedom of people from all kinds of oppression, both capitalist and medieval, people lived and breathed freely, there was no slavery in every sense, was proud of the country and did not work because this or something makes him, but he voluntarily. And this society was created not by Americans, not Arabs, not Chinese, but Russians, because the sense of justice in their blood.
      Now about virtue, I’ll give you only one thing and immediately understand, look at how the Spaniards treated the colonies, then the British and Americans, and the Russians? at least one little more or less people disappeared after Russian colonization, shall we say so? no. If it did not develop, then there was no degradation back. How many illiterates were there in Central Asia and the Caucasus before the Russians came, and how many became after the approval of the Soviet regime? The answer is obvious. So there is no doubt about Russian education.

      to be continued...
    7. Max_Bauder
      Max_Bauder 21 September 2015 10: 51 New
      +5
      Continued ...

      Let's go back to the beginning, about migrants, they need to be taught so that they do not carry their medieval ways, but rather act in order to be introduced to Russian civilization, because even they understand that in their language they will not create a new science, they will not fly into space, because only through Russian civilization. Although there is a Chinese option, it is unlikely that the Chinese will be humane to immigrant immigrants, ask the Uighurs, they will tell you how easy it is to separate from China, they will not build roadblocks and clean them up, but they will stupidly genocide, the jungars will confirm. So this is not an option. Therefore, the Russians need to further develop their civilization, because they will not succeed in fencing the wall, Ukrainians and maybe Syrians or Chinese will come to assimilate the only way out, not to allow creating their ghettos, just like the Union republics Russified, for this you need to be strong not only army and spirit but also values, and they now seem to be the most faithful, unlike the others.
      PySy. Although I myself do not believe that the Syrians or anyone else will come, because the Russian climate is harsh, rarely can anyone stay here forever, taking root.
      1. Sweles
        Sweles 21 September 2015 11: 25 New
        +4
        you said too many words, but it came down to a few words

        Quote: Max_Bauder
        for the wall cannot be enclosed, they will come, and Ukrainians and maybe Syrians, or Chinese, are the only way out assimilate,


        assimilating is not only to integrate into one’s culture, but also to lose one’s genome — signs of a Russian person, I wouldn’t want the Russians to look like Arabs or Jews, so we don’t need such assimilation, we take our Russians from Donbas, and we don’t need Arabs, especially since these are not our problems ...
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      3. vidmid
        vidmid 21 September 2015 15: 56 New
        +1
        Quote: Max_Bauder
        Let's go back to the beginning, about migrants, they need to be taught so that they don’t carry their medieval ways,

        but as ?
        Quote: Max_Bauder
        in order to introduce them to Russian civilization, for even they understand that in their language they will not create a new science, they will not fly into space, for only through Russian civilization

        Arabs to civilization - a new joke
        1. Throw
          Throw 21 September 2015 20: 12 New
          +1
          Here from the filings of such "kind" cosmopolitan Albanians and "assimilated" in Kosovo itself!
    8. valter19461
      valter19461 21 September 2015 22: 11 New
      0
      correctly. we do not need them. Let America and Europe accept. they did everything
  2. astronom1973n
    astronom1973n 21 September 2015 06: 02 New
    +25
    Strongly against a variety of migrants from abroad! Especially from the area of ​​distribution of the center of instability created by "bearing shit democracy"!
    Russia is for the peoples living on its territory! And let the crowds of migrants live in America and Europe, and even where! The main thing is not with us! I have enough of my problems above the roof! I believe that all the "developing" countries fed enough in their time, and now we feed them! Often tearing pieces from our Russian population! And now we are enemies for them (since we don’t give money for nothing!) Enough! I personally do not want to be tolerant! We are completely different, different! And our mentality is different! And so that the "enlightened" Europe does not tell us that we are to blame for something, let them first look from whose former colonies the crowds of starving people are fleeing? Of ours? No?! Well then come on bye !!!
    1. SibSlavRus
      SibSlavRus 21 September 2015 06: 27 New
      +14
      In our country, “our“ contingent “aul-kishlachny” from the CIS countries is not a frail problem on the agenda. Where, by the way, the influence of radical Islam on the herds of "rams in a human form" is also enormous, and these are territories of instability, conflicts and neglected problems. The Caucasus has not yet been educated and the culture has not been properly taught, and the delirium about new settlers does not give anyone peace.
      I don’t want to live side by side or live in a different socio-cultural and ethno-confessional environment. Guaranteed conflicts will be.
      After all, a sound idea sounded to build at the expense of the UN in the territories of prosperous countries of the Middle East refugee camps, almost with urban infrastructure. Or when the question came to the point all Western Ponte and blown away? Or are they really not capable of strategic thinking and modeling the situation with their suicidal tolerance?
    2. vidmid
      vidmid 21 September 2015 15: 58 New
      -2
      Quote: astronom1973n
      Russia, for the peoples living on its territory! And let the crowds of migrants live in America and Europe, but at least where! The main thing is not with us!

      Nevertheless, send Russian soldiers there - no one sees the problem
      Do you want your son to die for the Syrians?
      1. Throw
        Throw 21 September 2015 20: 25 New
        +2
        The contingent of troops does not "die for the Syrians", but performs the task of demonstrating strength and influence in the region, which brings political and military dividends to the state. What contributes to the strengthening of the state.

        And the "Syrian" refugees in our territory, except for the mess, crime and extremism, will not bring any "dividends", which will weaken the country from the inside.

        Here is a "nonetheless" ..
  3. dFG
    dFG 21 September 2015 06: 13 New
    +11
    In the third photo are also refugees ?? Rather, the head unit of the new revolution of nits
  4. Andrey Yuryevich
    Andrey Yuryevich 21 September 2015 06: 13 New
    +10
    Refugees from Syria. Will Russia accept immigrants from the Middle East?
    only “liberalists” can subscribe to this, such as yesterday in Solovyov’s program, for foreign grants, they and their mother will sell. I watched the program and thought they were really so miserable, or were they pretending to be? the feeling is that i-c have about 5. unanimously joyfully say that it’s great, you need to help and accept everyone, they will go to school to study and will assimilate with pleasure in their new homeland by adopting its laws! fool
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  6. parusnik
    parusnik 21 September 2015 06: 29 New
    +9
    Will Russia accept migrants from the Middle East?... Why do we need them ..? Where I was born, it fit in there .. If you accept, then explore the Russian expanses ... And do not live on the refugee allowance .. Thank you, Ilya ... interesting material, for consideration ..
  7. Kibalchish
    Kibalchish 21 September 2015 06: 34 New
    +5
    They won’t go here themselves. After all, they don’t pay 300 euros per month.
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 21 September 2015 07: 06 New
      +8
      Quote: Kibalchish
      They won’t go here themselves. After all, they don’t pay 300 euros per month.

      It's right! They go to prosperous countries where a sweet freebie smile Remember the statements to reporters? I do not need Hungary, here the standard of living is not the same! Or how some were indignant that they were not being cleaned after them. A refugee, he is running to save his life, and these are still twisting their nose - the standard of living is not like that! hi
      1. Amurets
        Amurets 21 September 2015 13: 53 New
        +4
        Everything written and rewritten here was clear when the refugees poured into Europe. Even then someone purposefully directed these flows. Even then they stated that they were interested in Sweden, Norway, Germany, and some directly stated that they were interested in any country with a high standard of living. These statements were made even when the first immigrants arrived in Europe. About natural refugees it is necessary to fence off, and where joint marriages, where people came from the war, work, what to talk about let them live. Such, joint, families helped Russia carrying ours language and our culture in the countries of the Middle East.
  8. TIMOHA76
    TIMOHA76 21 September 2015 06: 39 New
    +10
    We did not unleash war in their countries and did not share their resources. Let their America accept and the Euro-Union, which supplied weapons to Libya and Syria and sent troops there to make democracy. Here are refugees from their democracy and flee.

  9. Socialism 2.0
    Socialism 2.0 21 September 2015 06: 53 New
    +5
    Their legs will not be here.
    Everything is in the garden (Europe).
    Although the most "fun" will begin in Europe when the cold comes.
    This will be tin in the autumn-winter period ....
  10. Afinogen
    Afinogen 21 September 2015 07: 03 New
    +1
    Quote: 2.0 Socialism
    Although the most "fun" will begin in Europe when the cold comes.
    This will be tin in the autumn-winter period ....



    Yeah, they’ll raise a buzu, they will smash shops, burn cars.
  11. kuz363
    kuz363 21 September 2015 07: 10 New
    +12
    What image of Russia is this article about? And before whom? In the eyes of the West - Russia intervened in the affairs of Ukraine, captured Crimea, the war in the Donbass .. Throwing beads in front of pigs? While internal and external problems are higher than the roof?
  12. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 21 September 2015 07: 46 New
    +3
    As the article says, there have been Syrians in the Russian Federation for a long time. They married Russians, brought their relatives. Many have their own business. They will probably "drag" their closest relatives and themselves to help them in their business. to settle to our south? NO. How many times did the “resettlement” of the resettlement
    whether in our history? What were the consequences? To support them in protecting the country and all civilization --- YES.
  13. bocsman
    bocsman 21 September 2015 08: 00 New
    +3
    There are common thoughts in the article. It is to accept Christians, to accept families. And let the young and healthy ones restore order in their homeland!
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet 21 September 2015 08: 16 New
      +4
      Quote: bocsman
      And let the young and healthy ones restore order in their homeland!

      That's just the "young and healthy", also very frisky, and they are fleeing to Europe!
  14. RiverVV
    RiverVV 21 September 2015 08: 15 New
    +1
    Run to Russia, say? Do not wait! Russia is not Germany, no one will give out freebies here. You will have to work for a piece of bread and butter, and who will give them work? An illiterate Uzbek compared to a Syrian is a person compared to a monkey. And the Caucasian is generally the light of civilization, even if only yesterday it had come down from the mountain of tears.
  15. Koshak
    Koshak 21 September 2015 08: 30 New
    +3
    Handing refugees weapons to ship on ships and send back to Syria. Let them fight with those because of whom they became refugees
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 21 September 2015 08: 48 New
      +2
      Quote: Koshak
      Handing refugees weapons to ship on ships and send back to Syria. Let them fight with those because of whom they became refugees

      true remark. ours in the event of war, they are breaking into military commissariats, and they are from the country ... there you have the difference in mentality.
  16. AstanaKZ
    AstanaKZ 21 September 2015 09: 20 New
    +7
    And what they do not fight for their homeland, or do they leave this honorable right to the Russians?)))
    1. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 21 September 2015 10: 16 New
      +2
      Quote: AstanaKZ
      And what they do not fight for their homeland, or do they leave this honorable right to the Russians?)))

      Are you talking about those 100 who were dumped from the country? read the comments below!
  17. Vladimir
    Vladimir 21 September 2015 09: 25 New
    +6
    Repeatedly on TV they show how healthy Syrian husbands break into Europe, sometimes even ahead of women with children. Hence the question, why not pick up a machine gun and protect your country? It turns out that it’s warmer in the ass and the homeland, and to Russia they’re not at all haircuts won’t work, because in Russia it’s cold and you need to work. I’m certainly not against sheltering women with children, but where are the defenders?
  18. Proud.
    Proud. 21 September 2015 09: 45 New
    +7
    Korean correspondent "KP", Daria Aslamova. From the reports (not the most truthful newspaper / often fond of "yellowness" \, but still): "... Twenty-year-old Maher from the Syrian city of Aleppo told me that he needed to go to Germany.

    “I do not want to join the army and am afraid of DAESH (Islamic State. - D.A.)”

    “And who will protect your hometown of Aleppo, where, in your words, you have a mother and two sisters left?”

    “Let Assad protect him. And I don’t want my head cut off ... ”

    “... My new acquaintance is Khalid, he is from Damascus, he is 21.“ I am a real Syrian, ”he says proudly.“ Not like all these ... ”He points out with a contemptuous gesture at the people who occupied the square. “Why is this important?” - I am surprised. "And everyone here lies that they are from Syria. It's just that Syria is fashionable now. They write in all the newspapers. Nobody is interested in refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Tunisia. Even Afghans have started calling themselves Syrians." .. ".

    “...” “We suffered for a long time,” Alya says sadly. “But now it’s just scary. A ring is tightening around Damascus. And then, our savings were melting before our eyes. There is no more work in Syria. The country is destroyed. Our men don’t know, than feed your families. "

    “Strange,” I say. “Almost all of the Syrian refugees assured me that Assad pursued them.” “And there are practically no Syrians here,” Alya says innocently. “In any case, we have not yet met.” "How so? I wonder. “Everyone who meets says he is a Syrian from Damascus or Aleppo, and he escaped from the evil Assad.” Alya laughs and translates my words to the rest. The whole family just starts laughing. “These are liars,” she says. - Here everyone lies that they are Syrians, because in Europe they sympathize with the Syrians. There are many wild, uneducated people. I'm just scared of them. They take buses by storm, push women and children away, and grab food first. They are ready to go over their heads. And just these, I think, will break into Germany ”...".
  19. bandabas
    bandabas 21 September 2015 10: 36 New
    +3
    Well, they do not like to work. They are looking for a freebie- "My refugees. We must be sorry. Give, give. But do not give my enemy. I will slaughter."
  20. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 21 September 2015 10: 51 New
    +1
    Zhirinovsky 15 years ago (or more) said that there will be a war in the Middle East, that Central Asia is our underbelly, there will be refugees. His specialty is oriental studies.
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 21 September 2015 11: 24 New
      +2
      These refugees will not go to Russia with us, and it’s cold, and the benefits are frankly speaking - the chance is not great, besides, the chance to find work especially now in the conditions of sanctions is quite small.
      Yes, and if for example listening to Euronews, then in fact the so-called Syrian refugees there are not so many and not more than 30-40%, but there are many refugees, for example, from Morocco, Algeria, Afghanistan and other countries.
      And the fact that emigrants would not accept the Israeli regime and the monarchy of the PZ, and so it was clear that these countries, along with the United States, are the main sponsors of terrorists and murderers, the main thing for them to destroy and destroy Syria is not messing with refugees from this country.
      So their only way to Europe which will have to answer for its unreasonable policies in the East.
  21. 1234567890
    1234567890 21 September 2015 12: 20 New
    +3
    We will accept a similar number of Syrian refugees in exchange for deportation to the war zone of the Presidential Human Rights Council in full force!
  22. Tusv
    Tusv 21 September 2015 12: 50 New
    +2
    What a capacious article.
    But there is no accuracy. Only in the non-risin order of a million Novorossi The author of the rights is difficult to notice - one people, one culture, have dissolved. With Syrian refugees, too, everything is clear. There are a bunch of hardworking Central Asians who simply will not let a competitor go.
    Well, in general, everything is like in that joke about the mother-in-law who got into the cage with the tigers - your tigers, save
  23. 3HATOK
    3HATOK 21 September 2015 12: 58 New
    +4
    Take only those with Russian wives and / or Soviet education !!! Well, Christians can be a heap. And the rest in the geyropu !!!
  24. A1L9E4K9S
    A1L9E4K9S 21 September 2015 13: 15 New
    +4
    Europe itself was obscure .... and Russia was asked to rub their ass, it wouldn’t be there, they were looking for adventures, you found them, use them for health and do not cough.
  25. vvp2412
    vvp2412 21 September 2015 13: 41 New
    +4
    We have enough refugees from the DNI and LC ....
    Although they are almost relatives, even such close relatives have a mentality difference with ours ....
    And what can we say about Syria, Afghanistan, etc. ... No ... thanks, no ...
    What are they running? Let them take up arms and persecute ISIS, and live at home ...
    1. Amurets
      Amurets 21 September 2015 14: 12 New
      +6
      VVP2412. Something seems to me that this is ISIS and is striving for Europe. Remember, there were media reports when ISIS leaders refused to come to Europe for help, but offered to stay on the ground and is preparing for ISIS to come to Europe. And believe such things for the sake of a word not claimed.
  26. Sargaras
    Sargaras 21 September 2015 15: 03 New
    +1
    Even if Russia accepts these refugees (which is unlikely), then our guest workers are most likely to overtake them.
  27. ia-ai00
    ia-ai00 21 September 2015 16: 06 New
    +3
    Will Russia accept migrants from the Middle East?

    It would be better to simplify obtaining citizenship Russian from the republics of the former USSR ...
  28. AKS-U
    AKS-U 21 September 2015 16: 49 New
    +3
    We have enough refugees and labor. migrants from the territories of the former Union. The year 91 comes to mind when Russians were killed in Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Transnistria. And now this trash, under the guise of migrant workers, is traveling to Russia. We have our own problems, including those related to Western sanctions.
    Leave the refugee problem to Europe. Let them have a headache. what
  29. Reptiloid
    Reptiloid 21 September 2015 19: 01 New
    0
    It seems like some kind of proverb about the hungry --- to give a fishing rod, not a fish. Our country literally everyone ---- gave both a fishing rod and fish. Now, apparently, a fair time is coming to repair the damage. Let those who caused it compensate.
  30. Nasty
    Nasty 21 September 2015 19: 32 New
    +1
    Even Siberia is not necessary! Only the Slavs must be accepted.
  31. Alekspel
    Alekspel 21 September 2015 20: 38 New
    0
    Now there is an all-European discussion on tolerance, but it should be noted that the wisest interethnic policy was carried out in the USSR, a policy of internationalism! Interethnic marriages were welcomed, I have a wife of the most Russian nationality - Ukrainian by blood. By the way, in mixed marriages, children are very beautiful. In those conditions it was impossible to play the national card. But then the shame of the Russian people, Gorbachev began this vile perestroika, and another shame, Yeltsin, contributed to the collapse of the Union and the separation of peoples according to national characteristics. Well, the new capitalists completed this collapse. Now we slurp the porridge brewed by them, including in international politics. By and large, the confluence of nationalities and races is very progressive and mankind will come to this anyway, but at this stage this competition between peoples artificially created by the “masters” of life is necessary for capitalists to rule the world. As you know, divide and conquer. And until we bury capitalism as a phenomenon, the struggle between nations will not end. So grandfather Lenin will rise again with his teaching. And the refugees from Syria are unlikely to go to us, it’s cold with us, and they were given the task of filling Europe.
  32. Pancho
    Pancho 21 September 2015 21: 34 New
    0
    Almost all the representatives of such Adyghe ethnic groups as Shapsugs, Abadzekhs, Natukhais, Bzhedugs, Besleeneites, Temirgoyevs, Ubykhs then left to the Ottoman Empire.
    Did anyone stay? I live in the Krasnodar Territory and there are a lot of the same Shapsugs and others, the author clearly went too far.
  33. TOR2
    TOR2 21 September 2015 22: 35 New
    +1
    It’s definitely not worth taking refugees. Out of a sense of compassion about which so much is said in the west, refugee camps in Syria should be organized, and not swims in the Mediterranean Sea.
    Of those Syrians who cannot hold weapons, let them work in the rear. In any case, the fighters of the Syrian army should know that they are not an empty country. It would be nice to train Iranian pilots under the guise, since the air base will be ready soon.
  34. gammipapa
    gammipapa 21 September 2015 23: 19 New
    +1
    Here they raised the topic, how is it so, why the love of Russians for Syrians at once suddenly ends, if suddenly Syrian refugees want to go to Russia.
    And what kind of Syrians are they if they abandoned their country at a difficult hour? Gathered the packs and run in search of a better life. Note that they do not flee to poor countries, they flee to Germany for freebies. We will offer fat benefits and run to us, why not. Only the Syrians live in Syria, fled, abandoned their land, so what kind of Syrian are you after that.
  35. shonsu
    shonsu 21 September 2015 23: 29 New
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    the author’s verbal diarrhea, from empty to empty, tired of reading ... (
  36. iouris
    iouris 22 September 2015 11: 26 New
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    The question is formulated in Jesuit. In fact, it is proposed to answer the question: is Russia a part of Europe and the Western world? While the Russian Federation provides real, not imaginary, support to existing regimes that oppose the processes of "reformatting" of the region, which involves the destruction of the states there and the creation of administrative units convenient for oil and gas production and transit, there can be no talk of accepting "refugees". It is necessary to disrupt the plans of the West in the Middle East. ISIS and refugees are a project of the West.
  37. Bersaglieri
    Bersaglieri 22 September 2015 16: 22 New
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    Alavites and Druze? And why not accept. People are working and secular.
  38. gladcu2
    gladcu2 22 September 2015 16: 30 New
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    Will not accept Russian refugees. Only native Russian speakers from the former republics.

    Those refugees are destined for Europe. And it would be necessary to clarify the statistics. Syrians may make up a large percentage, but calling those refugees Syrians is not correct. There is a hodgepodge.