Russia asks prisoners to fill IT vacancies following worker exodus

Tantor

Posts: 339   +602
Silly article.

The US has approximately 3 million H1B visa holders. These are foreigners who come to the US for school or employment. If the US was sanctioned like Russia has been, you would see over 3 million people leave the country. And I'm sure you would see far more than 100k IT workers leave.

Over 30% of Russia's college degrees are in STEM fields, opposed to only 18% for US graduates.
https://www.statista.com/chart/22927/share-and-total-number-of-stem-graduates-by-country/

This doesn't mean that Russia is better than the US. But Russia is no slouch.
 

BigRedPDX

Posts: 284   +200
Incentives to get out of prison and do some hacking. Watch out for bad English in emails and posts. I'm even starting to see an influx of hot Russian women scam accounts on IG. Russia is geared to go Putin's way and there is no other way. This is a last ditch effort to bring in finances. I would love to see Putin in Gitmo.
 

brucek

Posts: 1,154   +1,713
Do they have large numbers of qualified IT professionals who are also incarcerated prisoners? And who you would also trust to work on your IT project?

It feels like the overlap of those 3 things ought to be vanishingly small...
 

Dimitriid

Posts: 2,216   +4,268
Personally, I don't think you are joking. Now with marijuana becoming legal in most states and possibly even at the federal level, what are they going to do to make up the debt of prisoners that legal marijuana will make? Oh, I know the answer: Women (mostly poverty stricken women, that is) and doctors who have had/performed abortions.
Don't forget all LGBTQ+ folk specially and first of all trans women who are particularly hated and targeted right now. Roe vs Wade going away will probably make most of the current and on-going anti-trans legislations go by unnoticed all the way up to enforcement and sentencing.
 

AlaskaGuy

Posts: 397   +302
Don't forget all LGBTQ+ folk specially and first of all trans women who are particularly hated and targeted right now. Roe vs Wade going away will probably make most of the current and on-going anti-trans legislations go by unnoticed all the way up to enforcement and sentencing.
You mean laws such as not allowing biological males in female sports, restrooms and locker rooms?
 

Watzupken

Posts: 636   +520
In my opinion, when you start isolating a country, and if the country does not collapse/ break down, it is likely you will end up with a stronger and more self sufficient country. While this is a case of desperation to enlist prisoners for help, it may result in the country training up more people to fill whatever roles where they previously depended on other nationalities to fill. Most countries that are being sanctioned/ isolated may not be well to do, but the authorities don't seem to be bothered by it. I am not for war, but history has proven that sanctions and isolation methods don't work or simply ineffective in deterring/ punishing.
 

kiwigraeme

Posts: 1,123   +822
Why does it have to be forced labour ?
I remember when I was young - talking to one of my Uncles who was the black sheep - Who spent a lot of time in prison I said how can they make you work?

He said work was a reward in prison - we aren't talking breaking rocks . So I thought about it - stuck in a cell or doing something .

Strange fella my Uncle - nearly everyone liked him- could charm the lasses as well . Could of have a decent life, smart enough to run a business making things etc - kind to animals and innocence people
But he would do silly things - in the end thought he had kill someone threatening him ( drugs related ???) - so blew his own head off - so wouldn't go back to prison - Closed casket funeral naturally

Anyway work to release jobs for prisoners in Russia should be way to go
 

wiyosaya

Posts: 7,827   +6,807
Don't forget all LGBTQ+ folk specially and first of all trans women who are particularly hated and targeted right now. Roe vs Wade going away will probably make most of the current and on-going anti-trans legislations go by unnoticed all the way up to enforcement and sentencing.
Absolutely. Conservaturds claim they want less government in their lives, but, hypocritically, IMO, want to legislate behavior that they disagree with. While sex conversion may be a modern invention, homosexuality has been around for centuries if not longer.

Maybe some day, conservaturds will figure out that they cannot control the behavior of such people through laws or through their own programs that aim to program people how to behave in the proper manner - at least according to them. Maybe someday, conservaturds will also figure out that the people they revile have something to offer to society and that by demonizing these people, they only demonize aspects of their own behavior that they fail to recognize.

As I understand it, these new "morality" laws are very similar to laws passed that normalized slavery as acceptable just before the days of the US civil war.

Perhaps conservaturds will gain an understanding when the resulting laws and court decisions start affecting how they want to live their lives and they realize that they F'd themselves WRT these laws.
 

RudyBob

Posts: 617   +581
Absolutely. Conservaturds claim they want less government in their lives, but, hypocritically, IMO, want to legislate behavior that they disagree with. While sex conversion may be a modern invention, homosexuality has been around for centuries if not longer.

Maybe some day, conservaturds will figure out that they cannot control the behavior of such people through laws or through their own programs that aim to program people how to behave in the proper manner - at least according to them. Maybe someday, conservaturds will also figure out that the people they revile have something to offer to society and that by demonizing these people, they only demonize aspects of their own behavior that they fail to recognize.

As I understand it, these new "morality" laws are very similar to laws passed that normalized slavery as acceptable just before the days of the US civil war.

Perhaps conservaturds will gain an understanding when the resulting laws and court decisions start affecting how they want to live their lives and they realize that they F'd themselves WRT these laws.
You make things up and people believe you. Liberalism at it's core