Marat Akhmetzhanov, MIA: Russian citizens crossing the border of Kazakhstan have decreased

October 4, 2022 in News by RBN Staff





Responding to journalists’ questions after the government meeting today, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan, Marat Akhmetzhanov, said that the number of people coming from Russia has decreased.

  • For example, today 7,800 people entered from Russia and 10,500 people left Kazakhstan, – he said. The minister gave this information at around 11 o’clock in the afternoon on October 4.

According to the minister, after the announcement of mobilization in Russia, the number of Russian citizens flocking to Kazakhstan increased by two or three times a day and reached 30 thousand people.

  • Kazakhstan is not an isolated country. For example, before the coronavirus epidemic, about 3 million people from Russia came to Kazakhstan every year, he said.

According to the minister, since September 21, [he said] 200,000 people have come to Kazakhstan from Russia, and 147,000 people have left.

This year, on September 21, after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization due to the war in Ukraine, the number of citizens who fled Russia and are eligible for the military increased dramatically.

They tried to leave for countries bordering Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. There was a big queue at the border of Kazakhstan. Accommodation and food are provided to Russian citizens in the cities of Kazakhstan bordering Russia.

According to the information of the Ministry of Digital Development of Kazakhstan today, October 4, since September 21, more than 70,000 citizens of Russia have received personal identification numbers from Kazakhstan.