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Russia Second In Migrant Workers Ranking
18.12.2013 18:28
Russia Second In Migrant Workers Ranking
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Russia ranks second in the number of migrant workers, according to a survey by Pew Research.

      Based on the data from the United Nations and the World Bank, the study looks at the shifts in patterns of global migration and remittances.

      The list of the destination countries is topped by the US, with 45.8 million, while second place Russia has become a second home for 11 million migrants.

      Surprisingly, the number of migrants in Russia has remained flat since 1990, unlike the US where it doubled.

      In terms of remittances, which is the money they send their families, Russia is far below the world’s leaders like India, with $71 billion, China, with $60 billion, and the Philippines, with 26 billion. The amount of remittances from Russia totals just $6.4 billion.

      According to Pew Research, the “total number of international migrants rose from 154 million in 1990 to 232 million in 2013 – but remained steady as a 3 percent share of the globe’s growing population.”

      The full report is available here.

      The issue of migrants has come into spotlight repeatedly over the past years, with many called for a visa regime to be introduced between Russia and the CIS countries, including Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

      Just recently, the killing of a young man sparked protests and violence in southern Moscow and the shutdown of a major vegetable storage depot.

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Author: Mikhail Vesely

Tags: migrants migrants in Russia Biryulyovo   

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