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    MOSCOW, January 16 (RIA Novosti) - Today, there are about 4,600 forced immigrants from Chechnya living in three temporary tent camps in Ingushetia, Russian Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Chekalin reported.

    The deputy minister noted that the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) is taking all necessary measures in order to return those immigrants to their homes in Chechnya. "We have raised this question in front of the Chechen administration and have formed a special resource program for building temporary accommodation stations [PVR] for 5,000 immigrants," Mr. Chekalin said.

    The deputy minister noted that there is no room in the already operating PVR for the rest of the Chechen immigrants. However, some immigrants are not planning to return to Chechnya, Mr. Chekalin said. "There are some people that will never leave, its their destructive job to organize various protests and give foreign journalists interviews," the deputy minister said.

    Foreign humanitarian organizations send substantial aid to these temporary tent camps, Mr. Chekalin said. The deputy minister believes that this aid is often being sold to support Chechen terrorists.

    According to the Ingushetia administration press service, around 50,000 Chechens who fled their homes during the war, currently reside in Ingushetia. Almost 16,500 immigrants have been placed in the 28 operating PVRs in Chechnya.

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