ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A Russian company said it has applied to trademark a logo that would identify products made without migrant labor.
The Intellectual Design Bureau, a property protection company founded by the political party Rodina, has developed a logo featuring a white swan floating on a lake in the shape of Russia, RIA Novosti said.
The logo would indicate the product was not made with migrant labor, as the practice hurts the Russian economy and lowers the quality of goods, Andrei Petrov, head of the Rodina branch in St. Petersburg said.
An inspection team would be sent to businesses who want to use the logo, and permission to use it would be withdrawn if the company ever began using migrants.
Petrov said some businesses are already using the logo.
The proposal comes amid high tensions over the influx of foreign workers into Russia.
An October survey indicated 73 percent of Russians favor the deportation of migrant workers, RIA Novosti said.