Tatarstan only region of the Volga region where migration growth has been recorded —

Photo: Oleg Tikhonov (archive)

According to the results from January to April 2022, the increase in migration to Tatarstan amounted to 1,908 people, according to data from Rosstat. The republic turned out to be the only region of the Volga Federal District where it was registered.

28,203 migrants arrived in Tatarstan in the first four months. 26,295 people left the republic during this period.

In other regions of the Volga Federal District, the number of migrants leaving in January-April exceeded the number of arrivals. For example, 36,404 people came to Bashkiria, neighboring Tatarstan, during this period, and 38,500 left.

In general, 203,210 migrants arrived in the Volga Federal District in the first four months of the year. 220,435 of these people left during this period.

1,175,188 migrants arrived in Russia in January-April. The number of people who left the country during this period is estimated at 1,239,393. According to Rosstat, for the same period last year, an increase in migration of 81,935 people was recorded in Russia – 1,263,936 people arrived and only 1,182,001 left.

Recall that at the beginning of the year, the Kazan Kremlin said that it was necessary to increase migrants on construction sites in Tatarstan, “in order to load the construction market with these workers.” “It is the resource on which we rely,” added Lilia Galimova, the head of the press service of the President of Tatarstan.

Photo: Maksim Platonov

In January, the President of Tatarstan, Rustam Minnikhanov, drew attention to the fact that the departure of migrants from construction sites amid the coronavirus pandemic was affecting prices in the housing market, as local workers had to pay more.

Tatiana Demina


Rose D. Jones