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Indian Laborers Could Work on Russian Infrastructure Mega-Projects, Putin Says

Russia is considering bringing in workers from abroad, and specifically from India, to work on mass infrastructure projects, President Vladimir Putin said Friday at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Interfax reported.

"When executing major projects, including mutual ones, especially in the sphere of infrastructure … we are leaving open the possibility of bringing in foreign manpower," Putin said.

As for Russia's notoriously difficult visa process, Putin said that the system is there to provide for Russia's own domestic labor market. None the less, he said that Russia is taking steps to simplify entrance to the country.

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