June 5, 2023

The authorities of the Russian Federation should take additional measures to ensure that fewer Russians go abroad, including the need to create attractive conditions for living in the country. The Concept of the State Migration Policy of the Russian Federation has been supplemented with a corresponding paragraph, according to the decree of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The document was published on Friday, May 12th.

“In 2022, under the influence of changed socio-economic conditions, the migration outflow of the population of the Russian Federation abroad increased. In this regard, additional measures are required to create attractive financial, social and other mechanisms for preserving human capital, reducing the outflow of the population abroad,” the statement says. one of the items in the document.

In addition, the main directions of the migration policy were supplemented in the part that concerns the voluntary resettlement of compatriots in the Russian Federation, as well as the regulation of entry. Among the directions now there is the creation of conditions for the return, including from other countries, of residents of the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, who left their places of permanent residence during the Russian special operation in Ukraine.

The document also notes that the authorities are implementing a set of social support measures for residents of new regions who, due to the threat posed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, began to urgently arrive in other regions of Russia. Among the support measures: organizing their reception and accommodation, providing conditions for resettlement to other regions of the Russian Federation for a temporary or permanent place of residence.

In early 2023, Putin’s press secretary declaredthat the authorities of the country must do everything necessary to make the citizens who left the Russian Federation, who are not enemies of the state, want to return. According to him, “it is necessary to fight” for such Russians.

In October 2022, the media reported that 700,000 people had left Russia since the start of partial mobilization. The Kremlin denied these data.

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