The reason for such changes was a rally held on March 17 due to the abduction and rape of a local resident by a migrant from Kyrgyzstan. The head of the region called the rally an organized provocation by some forces. According to him, people were specially brought to share, most of them were intoxicated.
Historian and radio host Marat Safarov also believes that the rally is the work of provocateurs. He stated that during this movement no concrete statements were made against Tajiks, Uzbeks, and Kyrgyz. Safarov called the rally a manifestation of a kind of artificially provoked migrantophobia, behind which there are interested forces.
As the head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, believes, the organization of rallies can be, including foreign policy.
The decree signed by Nikolaev applies only to migrants working on patents. However, Kyrgyzstan is included in the Eurasian economic the union, and its residents should not receive permission to work in Russia, so they do not fall under a new decree. But, according to Safarov, the paper signed by the head of Yakutia will help relieve the tension.