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Foreigners At Huge Moscow Market Face Deportation


"Market Closed" sign at the Cherkizovsky market in Moscow on June 30

"Market Closed" sign at the Cherkizovsky market in Moscow on June 30

MOSCOW -- Some 150 foreigners working in Moscow's largest outdoor market have been told they have 10 days to leave the country, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Russia's Federal Migration Service announced that the foreigners -- mainly citizens of China and Vietnam -- have no officially registered employers and therefore must leave Russia.

The Cherkizovsky market, regarded as the largest market in the Russian capital, is temporarily closed for inspection.
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