Duplication of signs in Tajik and Uzbek helped to unload the lobbies of the stations “Prokshino” and “Lesoparkovaya”, stated in the press service of the metro. Buses run from these stations to the migration center in the village of Sakharovo in New Moscow.
So, after the appearance of additional inscriptions, the loading of the lobbies of the stations “Prokshino” and “Lesoparkovaya” decreased by half, the queues at the ticket offices were reduced by 40%, and there were also fewer requests from foreigners for reference information.
We will remind, yesterday the head of the Human Rights Council under the President of Russia Valery Fadeev called on Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin deal with signs in Tajik and Uzbek at the Prokshino and Lesoparkovaya metro stations, from where buses run to the Sakharovo migration center.
The HRC chairman sent a letter to Sobyanin with a request to consider the complaint of local residents and inform him about the measures taken.
The HRC’s message cites one of the complaints received, on the basis of which Fadeev decided to appeal to Sobyanin: “The inscriptions on the signs in the Prokshino metro station in Uzbek and Tajik are of particular irritation to residents. Instead of a policy of integrating migrants into society and local culture, we create all the conditions for a comfortable stay of newcomers without knowledge and command of the Russian language. “
According to Fadeev himself, such a decision contradicts the provisions of the Federal Law “On the State Language of the Russian Federation”, as well as clause 44 of the Model Rules for Using the Metro. “In addition, it is unclear how the appearance of these signs is consistent with the requirement for labor migrants to speak Russian,” notes Valery Fadeev in a letter to Sergei Sobyanin.