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About 4.5 million people have emigrated from Russia over the past 26 years, the Civil Initiatives Committee said in a Thursday report on emigration from Russia at the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century.
“About 4.5 million people left the Russian Federation from 1989 to 2015. According to foreign statistics, in 2015, 1.5 million people live in the most migratory countries among Russians,” the report says. .
This number does not include illegal migrants and those who live in two countries when they travel abroad on a visa.
In the opinion of the authors of the report, “in order to obtain a realistic idea of the scale of emigration, Rosstat data need to be increased 3-4 times.” “This is due to the fact that the data of the national statistical offices of other countries seriously disagree with the Russian increase, in addition, there are Russians who, having moved to another country, do not register at the consulate.” Emigrants from Russia who obtained the citizenship of another country also do not fall into official statistics, “the report says.
The authors of the study believe that the problem of emigration becomes dangerous for Russia, as the country loses its demographic, intellectual and socio-economic capital. According to their data, in recent years the composition of migrants from Russia is younger, young people with higher education leave.
Most often people move to the USA, Canada, Germany and Israel. Often, Russians emigrate to the CIS countries, as well as to China, Vietnam and North Korea.
According to the Federal State Statistics Service, for the past 25 years, about 150,000 people have left for Israel, 110,000 for the United States, and 750,000 for Germany. To date, 16,300 Russians live in Germany.