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Уроженцы стран бывшего СССР в структуре населения современной России

The article analyzes the role of the natives of former republics of the USSR in the formation of the Russian population. Despite the fact that Russia is second only to the United States, by the number of foreign-born in its population, only a small part of them are real international migrants. Among 11 million people only not more than a third came to Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union and they are not repatriates and members of ethnic groups traditionally resident in Russia. Revealed not only scale of resettlement (relocation), but also migrant stock (the number of migrants) who remain to live in place where they settled after a long time. So the vast majority of immigrants from Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Abkhazia and South Ossetia lives in Russia for more than 10 years continuously, and it is difficult to distinguish them from the locals. Besides that, the article revealed features of the transformation of major socio-demographic characteristics - ethnicity, the age structure, level of education.