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Current topic: Why is a migrant not always a migrant’s friend, comrade and brother? Part two

  • How did Germans become Russian Germans?

  • The departure of Germans from the USSR and CIS and Baltic countries

  • Which immigrants from the former USSR are in question

  • Distinguishing features of the adaption of Russian Germans in Germany

  • Why have Russian Germans taken the migration crisis in Europe to heart?

  • Instead of a conclusion

  • Links to related topics

  • Topics of previous issues

Russian demographic barometer

Migration in Russia, preliminary results 2015

  • Migration growth due to population exchange with other countries decreased in 2015 by 12%

  • Russia’s largest population increase came from migration exchange with Ukraine - 146 thousand people

  • The volume of internal Russian migration increased in 2015 by 1.5%

  • In 2015, the population of 78 regions increased due to migration exchange with CIS countries; that of 13, due to exchange with other regions of Russia

  • The number of foreign nationals with a valid permit to work in Russia declined to 182 thousand people, and of those with a valid work license to 1,656,000 people at the end of 2015

Through the eyes of the analysts

  • Re-emigration of Russian Germans from Germany to Russia: factors and the scale of the phenomenon

  • The “cultural memory” of Russian-speaking migrants in Germany: the impact on the formation of new identities of immigrants from the former Soviet Union

  • A peculiarity of Russian migration to Europe: flight of the creative class?


  • The problems most troubling the population

  • Migrants on the Russian labor market: pros and cons

  • What do people with disabilities expect from the labor market?

  • Russian Gypsies: myths and reality

In the vastness of Russia

  • In 2015 mortality decreased

  • Mortality in Russia decreased at the start of 2016

  • Medvedev has commissioned the development of a strategy for a phased increase in the minimum wage

  • The Russian economy will remain in crisis until 2019

  • The decision not to index pensions to working pensioners could be challenged

  • Russians respond to the question of how much money is needed for a “normal life”

  • Are there no doubts about the effectiveness of the maternity capital?

  • A proposal to forgive mortgage debt after the birth of a child

  • Does Russia need a tax on childlessness?

  • Proposal in Duma to pay 250,000 rubles for not going through with an abortion

  • Around 2,200 women in the Moscow region decided not to have an abortion in 2015

  • The price of labor in Russia is no higher than in China

  • State Duma has again taken up the question of the labor migration of Russians

  • Siberia’s most attractive cities for labor migration have been named

  • Russian President has abolished the FMS and the Federal Drug Control Service

  • Is Russia’s migration policy, unlike the EU’s, impeccable?

  • Russia may change its immigration laws in the event of an increased flow of refugees from Europe

  • Golodets urges tightening of control over migrant workers

  • Russia enters top 10 countries in terms of the outflow of dollar millionaires

  • Russia has virtually eliminated the transmission of HIV from mother to child

  • Eight thousand people die each year in Russia from a drug overdose

  • In last eight years the incidence of tuberculosis in the Russian Federation has fallen by almost a third

  • All-Russian National Front proposes to put into law the reduction of medical establishments with the consent of residents

  • Rospotrebnadzor [Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing] sees no link between palm oil and obesity

Eurasian Panorama

World news

  • The number of people over age 65 will more than double by 2050

  • The number of inhabitants of Latvia has decreased by 25% over last 25 years

  • The working age population of China will have shrunk by nearly 10% by 2030

  • The fall in fertility in the modern world has been explained by the struggle to raise social status

  • 43% of Britons in favor of their country leaving the EU

  • Latvia has built the first three kilometers of a fence on the border with Russia

  • Half of Belgians favor closing the borders

  • Finns fear unemployment more than migrants

  • Swedes losing interest in working in Norway

  • Citizens of Ukraine will be given jobs in Israel

  • More than 1.6 million migrants from EU countries have come to the UK

  • In the UK, migrants find work more often than locals

  • Belgian authorities will oblige migrants to sign “integration oath”

  • Latvia to increase refugees’ per diem

  • 480,000 refugees from Syria are in need of resettlement

  • Thousands of migrants petition for asylum in Greece

  • UN hopes to put an end to the HIV epidemic in the world by 2030

  • Over 2.4 billion people worldwide are infected with tuberculosis

  • Smoking increases susceptibility to tuberculosis

  • Mortality from cardiovascular disease in Latvia is almost stable

  • For the first time since 2001 road accident mortality in EU has risen

  • In China, mortality from natural disasters has decreased

  • Polish Prime Minister supports Catholics’ call to ban abortion

  • Cancer patients live longer at home

  • The number of obese people in the world is now greater than that of those underweight

The newspapers write about…

  • “BBC Russkaya sluzhba” on the global demographic and migration challenge

  • “Novaya gazeta” on migration and terrorism

  • “The Globe and Mail” on migration, extremism and terrorism

  • “Die Welt” on migrants in swimming pools

  • “SwissInfo” on Islam in Switzerland

  • “Vedomosti” on Russia’s migration policy

  • “Kommersant” on work permits for migrants and the income of the treasury

  • “RIDUS” on the attractiveness of Russia for migrants

  • “OPEC.ru” on migrant remittances

  • “EurasiaNet” on migrant remittances in 2015

  • “Novaya gazeta” and “Polit.ru” on the challenges of a globalized economy

  • “Rossiyskaya gazeta” and “RIAMO” on writing off part of a mortgage for the birth of children

  • “Wonderzine” on the goals of the anti-abortion movement

  • “Slon.ru” on fake fertility statistics in China

  • “Kommersant” on population accounting in Russia

  • “Izvestiya” on problems with the functioning of registry offices

  • “Novaya gazeta” on the problems of Russian health care

  • “Meditsinskaya gazeta” on problems of oncology and cancer

  • “Zerkalo nedeli” on the health of Ukraine’s population

  • “Unian.net” on the problem of tuberculosis in Ukraine

  • “Novye Izvestiya” on the problems of HIV treatment for people without registration

  • “BBC Russkaya sluzhba” on diabetes

  • “Slon.ru” on the labor market in Russia

  • “Kommersant” on the economic activeness of Russian women

  • “Berlingske” on freelancing

  • “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” on the retirement age in Russia

  • “Gazeta.ru” on raising the retirement age in Belarus

  • “Kommersant” on rental housing

  • “Vedomosti” on strong universities and students

  • “Carnegie Moscow Center” on caste riots in India

  • “Expert Online” on endangered nations

  • “Radio Svoboda” and “Lenta.ru” on life in the USSR and the “Soviet man”

Read books and magazines

  • Wandering workers

  • The crisis of multiculturalism and problems of national policy

  • Family, children – life values and attitudes: the results of a sociological survey of the population in the regions of Russia

  • Labor migration and social guarantees for workers in the Eurasian Economic Union

  • Demography. A textbook and workshop for undergrads

  • Through the pages of the journals “Voprosy statistiki” (“Statistical Issues”) and “Vrach” (“Doctor”)

  • Contents of the journal “Genus”

Demographic digest

  • Population Projections and Demographic Knowledge in France and Great Britain in the Postwar Period

  • Economic conditions and the living arrangements of young adults: 1960 to 2011

  • The most cited articles from the journal Population and Development Review

Profession: researcher

  • Happy 85th birthday to Zdenek Pavlik!

  • Z. Pavlik. Theoretical issues of population policies and their solution in Czechoslovakia

  • Z. Pavlik, A. Kvasha. Modern trends of population reproduction in the European Comecon member countries

  • Alexander Nikolaevich Alexeyenko turns 60

  • Alexeyenko. Ethno-demographic evolution and the problem of creating a sovereign sociocultural space in the Republic of Kazakhstan

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