A TT correspondent, conducted an interview with an Indian who had been living in Russia, he since returned to India.
The contact validates a report from the TT’s other correspondent, Stefan of Helsinki, concerning Russian criminal organizations (mafia) working with the state in sending foreigners to Finland and to Europe as well.
People might find the following interesting regarding Russia – my conversation with a contact who seems to have been run out of Russia and is now back in India
Abhay: My main concern is my own country and anything that can put it back on its feet is welcome. I had Pakistani friends in Russia and they told me that they sent many Pakistani guys to Finland
TT correspondent: Interesting!
Abhay: Yeah, they were ready to send me to Finland and/or to Denmark but my family didn’t want it.
TT: So it is definitely and organised policy.
TT: At least my analysis is correct on this issue. How do they ‘send you to Finland and/or Denmark’? I am just wondering how they are doing this? Are they making life as uncomfortable as possible for non-Russians?
Abhay: By taking some money and sending illegally, by seeking political asylum, they were ready to send me to Finland and Denmark but my family didn’t want me to go.
TT: What did they do to force you to leave Russia? What was the final straw? You seemed happy there only a couple of weeks ago.
Abhay: They lost my passport and then didn’t reissue me another one, they only issued an emergency certificate to return to india.
TT: Yes, frequently it is the small bureaucratic technicalities that are used to push policy.
TT: Could they be using that as a leaver to push people towards the EU, in addition to the bribery approach you mentioned above. Is it carrot AND stick or just carrot?
Abhay: Yes, everything.
TT: Are they using violence and intimidation too? The Mafia approach to government?
Abhay: yes, the mafia works for them.
NOTE: There will be more from Abhay in the near future.