Tag: Emigration

5,000 Yanukovich Supporters Who Fled with Him to Russia Await Return

October 24, 2014

Staunton, October 23 – Most people in Ukraine and elsewhere have focused either on the flight of former president Viktor Yanukovych or on the flow of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the violence in southeastern Ukraine, but a more important “emigration” from Ukraine may be the nearly 5,000 Yanukovych backers who have gone with […]

Kremlin Will Be in Trouble if It Tries to Take Away Anything Russians Assume is Rightfully Theirs, Gudkov Says

May 28, 2014

Staunton, May 28 – Russians are now far more concerned about defending what they have than in getting something better, Lev Gudkov says. Consequently, if the Kremlin does try to take away something the majority thinks is rightfully theirs, such a step would almost certainly put the survival of the current regime at risk whatever […]

Crimea-Induced Brain Drain Will Hurt Russia More than Sanctions, Gontmakher Says

April 8, 2014

Staunton, April 7 – The domestic consequences of Moscow’s Crimean policy combined with Russia’s weakening economic prospects will drive ever more young Russians to seek work and possibly permanent residence abroad, an “exodus” that will hurt the country far more than any of the sanctions announced so far, according to Yevgeny Gontmakher. In today’s Moskovsky […]

Time to forget about emigration

May 28, 2013

[Author Leonid Bershidsky discusses the recent emigration (and alleged emigration) of liberal journalists Masha Gessen and Oleg Kashin—Ed.] On the same day, we found out that both Masha Gessen, a writer and ex-editor, and Oleg Kashin, a columnist have “emigrated.” In the first case it was Masha herself who told us, and we found out […]