Young Russians Eager To Emigrate, But Not Always For Good
Amidst restraints on civil rights and economic prospects, young people appear increasingly willing to emigrate from Russia, according to a recent opinion poll by the Levada Center, an independent Russian pollster. . Fifty-three percent of surveyed Russians between the ages of 18 and 24 stated that they would like to move abroad – a sharp increase from 31 percent in 2017. But Current Time’s own informal street poll of young people in Moscow found some nuances: Those who want to leave often want to return and use their experience and know-how “to improve” Russia.