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E.g., 06/16/2021
Country Resource - Russia

Russia

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  • Population...................................................................... 142,320,790 (July 2021 est.)
  • Population growth rate ................................................................ -0.2% (2021 est.)
  • Birth rate...................................................... 9.71 births/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Death rate................................................ 13.4 deaths/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Net migration rate............................... 1.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2021 est.)
  • Ethnic groups*....................... Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Bashkir 1.1%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%, unspecified 3.9% (2010 est.)

* Nearly 200 national and/or ethnic groups are represented in Russia's 2010 census

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The history of dynamic migration flows throughout the Soviet Union pre- and post-collapse has significantly shaped the current migration reality in Russia. Even as borders have shifted and policies changed, inflows and outflows still occur mostly within the former Soviet space. As this article explores, Russia has worked in recent decades to strengthen its migration management system and update its residence and citizenship policies.

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Will President Putin realize his dream of a mass return of the Russian diaspora? Timothy Heleniak of the World Bank and Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies assesses Russia's migration dilemma.

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