In 2014, approximately 275 thousand Foreign Residents turned to Russia with a request to grant them asylum, report of the high Commissioner of the United Nations on Affairs of immigrants (UNHCR).
"Having received in total, 274 700 thousand registered individual asylum requests, according to the document, the Russian Federation became in 2014 the world's largest host country for the number of new cases." This figure has absorbed about 7 thousand of Requests for refugee status and presumably 267 800 thousand requests for a temporary shelter ". According to the office of the UN high Commissioner, in previous years the total number of asylum requests addressed to Russia, "has never exceeded 5 thousand", - quotes news Agency report.
The outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, say the authors of the report, had a decisive influence on the performance of 2014, as 271 200 thousand requests for asylum and refugee status, or 99% of the total, received by the Russian authorities against the Ukrainian People. From UNHCR study shows that in Russia and Belarus, on the one hand, and Western countries, with reverse, relate differently to the request of the citizens of Ukraine for asylum. Specialists pay attention to the 1st turn on "very different approach" to the issue of the validity of such requests. If in Russia and Belarus pleas Ukrainian Residents are found to be justified in more than 90% of cases, in Poland, the UK, France, Belgium and Finland - not more than 10% in Canada, USA, Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic, the average is 35 to 65%, but in the end it is much lower than in Russia and Belarus. In General, according to the report, the Ukrainian crisis has had a strong impact on the global statistics of the requests for asylum. In 2014, UNHCR and the country has registered 1, 47 million new individual requests to this account. Almost one in five of these requests (288, 6 million) was received from Residents of Ukraine. They were filed in total in 67 countries, but most of them occurred in the Russian Federation - 94% in Germany received 2, 7 thousand Requests, in Poland and Italy are 2, 1 thousand, France - 1, 4 thousand examples in the report figures declare about the fact that the Syrians who are currently the main group of immigrants in the world (3, 88 million people), in 2014 it enrolled fewer new requests for asylum than from Ukrainian Residents - 171, 2 million Versus 288, 6 thousand Syrians have applied in 109 countries. Remember, last year on a platform of Russia arrived around 1 million immigrants from the Ukraine. About it first said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov In.. In the FMS of Russia said in may that provided from 1 July 2014 status of immigrants 325 thousand Displaced persons from Ukraine.