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Potential of Long-Term Migration to Russia is Nearly Exhausted

Nikita V. Mkrtchyan – Leading Researcher of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Geographic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yulia F. Florinskaya – Leading Researcher of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, Candidate of Geographic Sciences (Moscow, Russia). Е-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The number of long-term migrants to Russia has not been growing since 2014, while the rate of their departures keeps increasing. The migration growth – the lowest in the post-Soviet period – fails to make up for the natural decline in the population.

Key words: migration, intellectual migration, migration of persons with higher education, domestic migration of persons with higher education.