Moscow: 'Underground city' of immigrants found in bomb shelter

Moscow: 'Underground city' of immigrants found in bomb shelter

Via the Moscow News:
An “underground city” of migrant workers has been uncovered in an abandoned Moscow bomb shelter.

But while the makeshift home was designed to withstand an air raid, it fell victim to FMS officers – and most of the 110 people found there are facing deportation.

A further 16 residents face criminal investigations over involvement in crimes in Moscow, while the owners of the factory which hired the illegal labourers could also face a legal probe.

With no residence documents for Moscow the migrant workers – mostly from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – had little choice but to hunker down in the bunker near the Mostochlegmash plant on Dorogobuzhskaya Ulitsa in western Moscow.

Some of them said they had not left their workplace or makeshift home for about a year, Interfax reported.