Russia lifted the restriction on the entry of about 47,000 Kyrgyz citizens. They were forbidden to come to Russia due to the fact that they had committed “minor administrative offenses” on its territory, Kommersant reports reeferring to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan.

This decision was made following high-level talks between Russia and Kyrgyzstan held in May, the Foreign Ministry said. About 35,000 citizens of Kyrgyzstan remain on the list of persons who are banned from entering Russia.

In 2021, several citizens of Kyrgyzstan participated in mass fights of migrants in Moscow. The Ministry of Internal Affairs promised to expel foreigners participating in mass brawls from Russia, and Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that such visitors were not welcome. The State Duma proposed to ban entry to Russia attacking Russian speakers.