Факторы и источники формирования миграционного потенциала на постсоветском пространстве
The radical changes that occurred in the early 1990s and led to the collapse of the USSR, left outside the Russian Federation about 30 million people – representatives of the people and ethnic groups historically living on the territory of Russia. Deep socio-economic crisis and the growth of separatist sentiment in the newly independent States in the 1990s – early 2000s led to stress migration of the Russian and Russian-speaking population from the former Soviet republics to Russia. Note that about 70% of Russians left in Russia, were of working age. To date, despite a General tendency of reduction in the number of Russian-speaking population in the CIS and Baltic countries, the rate of decline is gradually slowing down.