”Oborona” invites to join discussion about migration problems


“Oborona” organizes viewing of “Bread and roses”, the film by Ken Loach. The movie was nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and had other nominations in 2001 and 2002. It won jury award at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival in 2000 also.
Movie will be shown on 15 of November 6 pm at Ligovskiy pr. 87, office №300.
On completion of the viewing all visitors are welcome to discussion of the movie and the problems that it reveals.

November 4 in several Russian cities nationalists’ actions named “Russian march” took place. Different sources estimate participant amount of Moscow march in 10-15 thousand, St. Petersburg march in 400. Leader of DPNI (“The movement against illegal immigration”) Alexandr Belov said in his recent interview: “I do not consider that Russia is multinational country. There is one nation in Russia – Russians. Also there are some nations live together with Russians, less then 20%. And these nations either wish to live together or were enforced to live together with Russians.”

But reality is that Russia needs labor force owing to demographic crisis. Well-educated Russians do not want work as street cleaners or dish washers. Therefore labor migration level from south regions such Kazakhstan, Dagestan, Azerbaijan and even from Belorussia and Ukraine increases.

Should labor immigrants to Russia have got same rights as Russian citizens have got?
What is the real life of immigrant to Russia today?
What are the difficulties to be overcome by immigrant to become enjoying full rights member of Russian society?
And how society may help immigrants to adapt and integrate?

Experts are invited:
Andrey Kuznetsov, public relations coordinator of DPNI,
Artem Anarhov, anti-fascist activist.