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Russia Now Has the 2nd Largest Number of Immigrants in the World
28.09.2013 15:52
Russia Now Has the 2nd Largest Number of Immigrants in the World
http://www.utro.ua/ru/ekonomika/top_10_samyh_lyubimyh_stran_migrantov1379002558

Russia hosts the world’s largest population of immigrants after the United States, according to a new UN study. It also shows that the amount of people living abroad across the globe has reached a record high.

      New figures released Wednesday by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) in New York indicated that 232 million people (3.2 percent of the world’s population) live abroad. Over 11 million of them live in Russia, the study found.

      The total number of international migrants has considerably increased over the past two decades, from 154 million in 1990 to 175 million in 2000.

      The US remains the most popular destination with a total 45.8 million migrants, while Germany (9.8 million) is ranked third after Russia, the UN study said.

      According to the study, the other world’s top destinations for people moving abroad include Saudi Arabia (9.1 million),United Arab Emirates (7.8 million), United Kingdom (7.8 million), France (7.4 million), Canada (7.3 million), Australia (6.5 million), and Spain (6.5 million).

      The immigration issue remains a contentious one in Russia’s politics and society, with surveys consistently revealing popular hostility towards the influx of people from abroad. Government migration officials estimate that most of Russia’s immigrants originate from the impoverished neighboring former Soviet nations that share a visa-free regime with the country and are mostly looking for work without any plans to assimilate with Russian society and cultural norms.




Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: migrant workers Russian society migration in Russia Russian people  

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