Contemporary Migration Processes in Russia


  • I. Orlova
  • Y. Streltsova
  • E. Skvortsova



USSR, contemporary migration, Russia


This article, abridged from the Russian original, was published by the Institute of Socio-Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, in 1993. Irena Orlova, Y. Streltsova and E. Skvortsova work in the Department of Sociology of Migration at the Institute. Dr. Orlova is the Head of the Department. The article was translated by A. Benifand and R. Kovaleva, York University, and edited by R. Brym, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto. The article examines the contribution of migration to Russian population dynamics, inter-regional migration flows, the growth of regional and ethnic separatism, human rights problems associated with migration, refugee issues, and the "brain drain" from Russia. It is based on official demographic statistics and a wide range of sociological surveys. It focuses mainly on the period 1990-93 and contains a brief postscript bringing the analysis up to date.


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Orlova, I., Streltsova, Y., & Skvortsova, E. (1994). Contemporary Migration Processes in Russia. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 14(2), 1–2.

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