E.g., 09/02/2014
E.g., 09/02/2014

Country Resource - Russia

Russia

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  • Population......................................................................142,470,272 (July 2014 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................-0.03% (2014 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................11.87 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Death rate................................................13.83 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................1.69 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Ethnic groups*.......Russian 77.7%, Tatar 3.7%, Ukrainian 1.4%, Chuvash 1%, Chechen 1%, other 10.2%, unspecified 3.9%

* more than 190 ethnic groups are represented in Russia's 2010 census (2010 est.)

CIA World Factbook

As Russia enters the 21st century, it is confronting a set of migration issues unimaginable just a decade ago. Timothy Heleniak of the World Bank and Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies maps out the complex past and difficult present of the world's largest country.

Recent Activity

Tsuneo Akaha of the Monterey Institute of International Studies looks at emerging migration patterns in North Korea, China, Russia, and Japan.

As Russia enters the 21st century, it is confronting a set of migration issues unimaginable just a decade ago. Timothy Heleniak of the World Bank and Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies maps out the complex past and difficult present of the world's largest country.

Will President Putin realize his dream of a mass return of the Russian diaspora? Timothy Heleniak of the World Bank and Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies assesses Russia's migration dilemma.