Russian interior Ministry’s official website says migrants who participated in a mass brawl in Moscow’s Kuzminki district will be deported from Russia by a court’s decision.

“By a court’s decision foreign nationals will be fined and deported from the Russian Federation.  Besides, a number of persons will be prohibited from entering the Russian Federation,” the website says.

According to the Russian Interior Ministry’s official website, police in Moscow have detained 103 people after a mass drawl erupted between Tajik and Kyrgyz nationals in Moscow’s southeastern district of Kuzminki.

Protocols were drawn up against the detainees, who are accused of violating the requirements of stay in Russia, minor hooliganism, and violating the established procedure for organizing or holding meetings, demonstrations, processions or picketing.  

Meanwhile, the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry's representative in Moscow, Nurlan Jabayev, told RFE/RL on July 13 that more than 70 of the detained individuals are Kyrgyz nationals, adding that a probe has been launched into the brawl, which took place overnight.

According to Jabayev, the conflict between Kyrgyz and Tajik labor migrants stemmed from a similar clash on July 9, during which a Kyrgyz man was stabbed and hospitalized.

Russian media reports said on July 13 that there had been another conflict between Kyrgyz and Tajik migrant workers two days earlier in the city of Khimki near Moscow, in which two Kyrgyz citizens were stabbed and rushed to the hospital.

A leader of the Kyrgyz Diaspora in Moscow, Elmira Eshanova, confirmed to RFE/RL that two Kyrgyz nationals were stabbed during a clash with Tajik migrant workers on July 11 in Khimki.

"The situation needs to be stopped and similar clashes between the nationals of the two countries must be prevented before it turns into a larger conflict," Eshanova said.

Earlier in May, a mass brawl between Kyrgyz and Tajik labor migrants was reported in a cafe in Moscow's southwest.  Six people were reportedly hospitalized and nine men were arrested as a result of the incident.

Tensions between Kyrgyz and Tajik labor migrants in Russia escalated after a deadly conflict along a disputed segment of the Kyrgyz-Tajik border in late April where border troops from both sides opened fire. 

Radio Liberty says there are some 750,000 Kyrgyz and about 1 million Tajik labor migrants working in Russia.