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One fifth of Russians - potential emigrants

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The proportion of Russians willing to leave Russia has spiked from 5% up to 21% during the past twenty years, of which 21% want to find another permanent place of residence while 20% want to find employment abroad.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUWhereas, back in 1991, only 5% were willing to leave the state, 13% – to earn more money. The results are based on 46 Russian regions surveyed, reports Newsru.com.

Young people aged 18-24 are the most willing to emigrate from Russia (39%), followed by active Internet users (33%) and people with the higher education degree (29%).

Elderly people are the most reluctant to the idea of leaving (93%), followed by the people without the higher education degree and those not using the Internet (87%).

Over the past year, nearly one third of the respondents has expressed a wish to emigrate. These are mostly people living in large cities, with good education and satisfactory income.

However, only 5% have already taken clear steps to leave for another country.

According to official data, 1.2 million people emigrated from Russia during the past three years, of which 40% have the higher education degree.

Previously, the number of those leaving was gradually dropping from 146 000 in 2000 to 32 400 in 2009, while growing back to 33 600 in 2010.

 

 


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