Trends of International Migration in Russia in H1 2023

Igor A. Efremov – Researcher of the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy (Moscow, Russia). E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Indicators of registered net migration of the Russian population in long-term international migration in H1 2023 to the same period of 2022 decreased by around 20%, or 20,000 people, relative to the values characteristic of the years preceding the COVID-19 pandemic. From almost all major migration partners, the number of arrivals to Russia declined. Only the inflow of long-term migrants from Tajikistan increased noticeably but could not compensate for the overall drop. The number of participants in the program of resettlement of compatriots decreased by 1.7 times, the number of temporary residence permits initially issued went down by 2.2 times and 9% fewer residence permits were issued.

Key words: migration, international migration, long-term international migration, temporary residence permit, residence permit, compatriots resettlement program.

JEL-codes: J11, J61.