Growth of migration recorded in Tatarstan in the first six months —

Photo: Maxim Platonov

People from other Russian regions rush to Tatarstan

Migration growth – 3,778 people – was recorded in Tatarstan in the first half of 2022. This is almost 10% more than in the same period last year – then the number was 3,440 people .

Most migrants come from other Russian regions — 2,315 people, or 61.3% of migration growth, reads data from the Russian Statistical Service. For comparison, in the first half of 2021, they were less than half – 46%, or 1,584 people.

Photo: Maxim Kokunin (file)

International migration during the first half of 2022 was equal to 38.7%, or 1,463 people. The majority – 1,376 citizens – arrived in Tatarstan from the CIS countries. The rest – 87 – made it from other foreign states. Here the ratio has hardly changed. In January-June 2021, 1,723 people from the CIS countries arrived in the republic, 133 from other countries.

Decrease in migration recorded in 13 of the 14 Volga regions

Among the 14 regions of the Volga Federal District, the republic is the only one where migration growth was recorded in the first six months of 2022. Moreover, in the same period last year it was recorded in five regions: in addition to Tatarstan in Samara Oblast (+1,897), Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (+901), Bashkiria (+330) and Udmurtia (+8).

In January-June 2022, the drop in migration in the Volga region was 23,563 people. Compared to the same period last year, it has almost quadrupled – it was then 6,230 people.

Photo: Maxim Platonov (archive)

The largest drop in migration was Saratov Oblast – 5,113. The lowest number was recorded in Kirov Oblast – 201 people.

Realnoe Vremya publishes a ranking of regions of the Volga Federal District in migratory decline:

  • Saratov Oblast — 5,113 people;
  • Nizhny Novgorod Oblast — 3,723 people;
  • Perm Krai — 3,005 people;
  • Mordovia — 2,979 people;
  • Samara Oblast — 2,447 people;
  • Chuvashia — 2,345 people;
  • Bashkiria — 2,209 people;
  • Penza Oblast — 1,941 people;
  • Mari El — 1,647 people;
  • Orenburg Oblast — 1,073 people;
  • Ulyanovsk Oblast – 450 people;
  • Udmurtia — 209 people;
  • Kirov Oblast — 201 people.

Russia’s migration drop hits nearly 97,000

A drop in migration has been recorded across Russia in general. In the first half of 2022, there were 96,737 people – 1,937,098 citizens left the country, 1,876,352 arrived. In addition, last January-July, a growth equal to 114,215 was recorded in the country, according to data from the Statistics Service.

Moreover, an increase in migration was recorded despite these statistics – 8,915 people. It is the North-Western Federal District with the oblasts of Karelia, Komi, Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Kaliningrad, Leningrad, Murmansk, Veliky Novgorod and Pskov, St. Petersburg and the Nenets Autonomous District.

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In other federal districts, the decline in migration was corrected in the first six months of 2022. The Siberian Federal District was the anti-leader – 26,067 people, the Far Eastern Federal District is second – 25,012, the Volga Federal District is third.

Tatarstan is one of the leaders in attracting foreign migrant workers into the economy

By the way, Tatarstan is one of the leaders among Russian regions in the number of foreign migrant workers employed in the economy — 1.%, according to the Statistics Service. The same indicator is found in the Khanti-Mansi Autonomous District. The republic shares the ninth line with it.

Moscow — 26.3% — became the leader. Moscow Oblast is second – 14.3%, St. Petersburg is third (11.8%). With a significant gap, they are followed by Leningrad Oblast (3.6%), Krasnodar Krai (2.7%), Sverdlovsk Oblast (2.7%), Novosibirsk (1.9% ) Irkutsk oblasts (1.85) .

Photo: Oleg Tikhonov (archive)

The number of foreigners who had a valid work permit in Russia amounted to 63,400 people at the end of the first semester. 13,000 foreigners of this number obtained work permits in April-June.

Of the 63,400 people who arrived in Russia for work, 16,800 are citizens of CIS countries. Almost half of them – 6,900 – came from Uzbekistan. Another 3,900 worked from Tajikistan, 1,500 — from Azerbaijan, 1,400 — from Armenia, 1,100 from Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. Migrants from China numbered 20,200, from Vietnam 11,600, from Turkey 4,500.

Most men came to Russia to earn money. The majority are between 18 and 29 years old, the female migrant workers are between 30 and 39 years old.

Tatiana Dyomina


Rose D. Jones