VTsIOM: one third of young Russians speak of a desire to emigrate

The number of Russians aged 18 to 24 who want to move abroad reached a maximum of five years. This answer was given to sociologists by 31% of respondents in this age group, follows from a poll by VTsIOM.
Among all age groups, the number of Russians wishing to emigrate is only 10% - this figure has remained stable for the past seven years. 88% of respondents do not want to leave Russia.
Sociologists also found that most of those who declared their desire to leave, have no specific plans.
Thus, 44% of those who reported willingness to relocate stated that they did not yet know when this might happen, while 41% said that so far, they did not undertake anything for possible emigration. Only 26% of those who want to leave for permanent residence abroad said they started to collect information about the country, 22% began to learn a foreign language, 21% consult with those who have moved abroad, and 19% save money for this purpose.
Among the countries where Russians want to move, Germany is leading.About their desire to move there, said 16% of Russians. Then come the United States (7%), Spain (6%), Canada (5%) and Italy (4%). Another 4% said they would like to move to one of the countries of Europe, but have not yet decided where.
RBC
“Emigration from the country has not been associated with“ getting out the door without the possibility of returning ”for a long time, and it would be completely wrong to interpret the answers of respondents, especially young people, as“ escape from the terrifying Russian reality ”,” says VTAN research department head Stepan Lvov , the words of which the press service of the sociological center.
"This is evidence of the growing openness of our youth towards other countries, and maybe even a challenge to the outside world:" You do not want to have business with us? We ourselves will come to you - look at people, show yourself, "he said.
Interfax
The VTsIOM study took place on June 6 and 7, sociologists interviewed about two thousand Russians aged 18 years.

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