L. D. Erokhina, candidate of sociological sciences,
The migration situation in Russia is becoming extremely acute. The severity of the problems associated with migration flows is largely due to the lack of proper policy on the labor market, imperfection of migration laws and the practice of receiving foreign labor migrants who poured into Russia in the 90s. of the past century.
Thanks to these and other circumstances, over the past decade, stable trends have developed that complicate the already unstable economic and political situation. First of all, the positive internal socio-economic migration of the population of Russia, which is necessary for the development of production, is decreasing. The flows of foreign migrants are increasing. At the same time, it should be noted that the number of foreign citizens who entered Russia exceeds the number of those who have left. In the first half of 2005, the migration growth of the population of Russia increased by 40.7 thousand people, including due to immigrants from the CIS member states – by 37.8 thousand people, or at the same time, there was a decrease in the number of people who left Russia by 3.2 thousand people, including to the CIS countries – by 1.8 thousand people. Similar processes have affected the Far East.