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Thu Apr 4, 2019, 09:06 PM

Almost half of young Russians want to emigrate, Gallup poll says

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Forty-four percent of Russians aged 15-29 want to emigrate as their economy stagnates, according to a survey by the pollster Gallup.

The poll, based on 2,000 face-to-face interviews conducted in 2018, indicated that 20 percent of all Russians wanted to move abroad, the highest share since 2007, when it stood at 17 percent.

Young people of working age were most keen to leave, something that Gallup said threatened Russia's future economic position and political influence.

"While not all of these Russians will move, the higher desire in recent years should concern Moscow," it said.

Russia's population declined last year for the first time in a decade, to 146.8 million, Gallup noted.

Among 30-45 year-olds, 22 percent wanted to move abroad permanently. The most sought-after destinations overall were Germany and the United States.

As recently as 2014, the year Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, only 14 percent of 15-29 year-olds and 7 percent of 30-45 year-olds said they wanted to move away.

Pollsters attribute the souring mood to disillusionment with five consecutive years of falling real incomes and government moves to raise the retirement age and increase value added tax.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/almost-half-of-young-russians-want-to-emigrate-gallup-poll-says/ar-BBVCz6b

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 09:08 PM

1. Well we do have a big election next year

That should stimulate employment over there.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 09:16 PM

2. We will trade even tRumpers for Russians

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Response to njhoneybadger (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 09:33 PM

4. That would be a nice trade. The tRumpers seem to love the Putin environment. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 09:19 PM

3. Little man Putin has run Russia's economy into the ground while crushing free speech and

Hiding Russia's national wealth in foreign banks.

Nothing like hording wealth to destroy a national economy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 4, 2019, 11:00 PM

5. Maybe Pooty and his oligarch pals

should have converted the old "common" Soviet assets into "common" Russian assets that could be used to rebuild a new diversified economy under the new Russian government...instead of hoarding so much of it for themselves.

Is Pooty the Strongman Privatizer the ideal role model for tRump and the GOP? Is that why they're in love with him?

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