A Year and a Half in Exile: Progress and Obstacles in the Integration of Russian Migrants A research memo on the third wave of the survey conducted in Summer 2023
This memo analyzes the integration of Russian migrants using biannual surveys from the OutRush panel. Findings show these migrants, mainly well-educated and politically active, differ significantly from the average Russian citizen in attitudes and values, facilitating potential integration into host societies. Key observations include a shift from Russian to international or local employment, stable income levels for less affluent migrants, and varying impacts of host country legal restrictions. Despite facing challenges like discrimination and fears of transnational repression, these migrants are integrating socially, maintaining connections with Russia while engaging in their host societies. The study highlights their dual identities and evolving political and social dynamics in the context of migration.
Citation: Sergeeva, I., & Kamalov, E. (2024, February 22). A Year and a Half in Exile: Progress and Obstacles in the Integration of Russian Migrants. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/ckf4v