February 3rd, 2020


OECD Continuous Reporting System on Migration International Migration Report

Prepared by Olga Chudinovskikh, Lomonosov Moscow  State University, Faculty of Economics

Prepared by Olga Chudinovskikh, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics

Table of content

Acronyms. 2
List of tables. 3
List of figures. 4
Summary. 6
Developments in Migration Policy of the Russian Federation (2018- Fall 2019) 8
Public opinion on migrants and migration policy. 16
Admission of asylum seekers. 17
The State Program for Support to the Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation of Compatriots Residing Abroad. 19
Permanent type migration. 21
Flows of international migrants registered by Rosstat 24
Immigration, emigration and net migration in 2018. 24
Characteristics of long-term migration flows. 27
Administrative data of migration authorities on residence permits. 36
Issued residence permits. 37
Stock of residence permits holders. 39
Foreign-born population. 41
Labour migration 2019. 42
Dynamics of labour migration by the main types of admission and countries of origin. 42
Estimates of illegal labour migration. 51
International students. 52
Naturalization. 57
Prepared by Olga Chudinovskikh, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Economics.


ICMPD Migration Outlook 2020

ICMPD's Migration Outlook 2020 presents a brief analysis of migration and policy trends in the coming year and provides an outlook on developments and events to watch out for. While forecasting the future is not possible we use past experience to highlight what might happen and what is important to consider this year.
A detailed extended version of the ICMPD Migration Outlook 2020 is also available.

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