Armenia to discuss Russian program of compatriots

Armenia will discuss realization of Russian program on compatriots at the Armenian-Russian intergovernmental commission in Yerevan on October 12, Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan said on Wednesday, News Armenia reports.

Sargsyan said in mid-2012 that the government was concerned with migration from Armenia to Russia via the program. Armenian families were allowed to move to Russia with their families to settle at unpopulated areas.

The state program for support of voluntary migration of compatriots to Russia was approved by the president in June 2006. It stimulates and organizes voluntary migration to Russia and compensates population decline.

Adapted from Vestnik Kavkaza