is the minimum number of people born in the Russian Federation who are living in foreign countries.
At the same time, he notes significant differences between Russian and foreign statistics concerning emigration from Russia. For example, in Germany, the difference between the two figures is more than 350,000, and in the U.S., it is almost 118,000. In Israel, it is nearly 137,000. These differences are due to the fact that to remain connected with Russia emigrants often do not remove themselves from the migration registration system; as a result, their departure is not recorded by national statistics. Therefore, it makes sense to calculate emigration based on data from destination countries.
Emigration from Russia has changed significantly over the last decade. The potential for ethnic repatriation has almost been exhausted, but other factors have become stronger in the population outflow, such as reunion with families and trips for education. Such emigration is largely determined by differences in the quality of life and policies in host countries, which welcome young, educated, qualified people with a certain level of income, said Mikhail Denisenko, Deputy Director of the HSE Institute of Demography, in his presentation at the XVI April International Academic Conference at HSE.