A report from Russia indicates that the numbers of people leaving Russia are greatly underestimated. The most recent data available, from 2017, shows that 377,000 Russians left that year, which is a six-year record.
Where are they going? My guess would have been that the most popular destination countries would be the U.S., and Israel. It turns out that those countries are among the most popular for Russian emigrants. Also among the most popular is Germany.
Apparently there is a ‘diaspora’ of 25 to 30 million Russian speakers — quite a large number of people. Unfortunately for Russia many of those leaving are the young, and this is contributing to an ‘aging Russia’. This of course leads to a shortage of labor, and can become justification for accepting large numbers of immigrants. We hear this excuse frequently, from those who favor open borders for our country and for historically White countries — we need ‘hard-working’ immigrants to do the jobs that our supposedly lazy populace won’t do. European countries are also subjected to this line of propaganda.
Russia does admit large numbers of immigrants. According to this article from 2013, the Russian Federation is the world’s second largest immigration haven. Many of the immigrants come from kindred Eastern European countries, which does not pose as much of a problem for Russians.
Russia also has received large numbers of refugees, such as Azerbaijanis, Armenians, and Turks, and in more recent years refugees from more far-flung countries — African countries, for instance. The Russian government has expressed a welcoming attitude towards the Boer descendants from South Africa and Zimbabwe, despite politically correct sentiments in many Western countries who offer no haven for the besieged Boers.
So does this influx of many immigrants and ‘refugees’ cause the exodus of many Russians or is it the opposite situation, where the outflow of younger people necessitates more immigration?
The ironic thing about this situation is that many right-wing Americans see Russia as an exemplar of a strong, nationalistic country, upholding its own culture and historic religion. More than a few Americans harbor ideas of emigrating to Russia, because of their admiration for Vladimir Putin or for Russia itself. Meanwhile, it seems many Russians are intent on coming to this country, or Germany, or the UK.
One question that often occurs to me: given the U.S. government’s policy of preference for non-White, third-world immigrants, almost exclusively, how is it that such large numbers of Russians and other Eastern Europeans are allowed to immigrate, while other White nationalities are not allowed to come here? It’s an exception without an obvious explanation. Many Irish immigrants, by contrast, come here illegally because of their difficulty in getting visas, likewise with other kindred countries in Europe, yet Eastern Europeans seem to be given preference.
I am neither anti-Russian nor pro-Russian when it comes to immigration; I think Russian immigration can be both good and bad. Russian immigrants are a mixed bag, with a good few becoming dependent on social programs while others are productive. Many are ‘nice’ people, if that is a criterion for coming here.
Nonetheless I’m not in favor of multiculturalism or mass immigration in general. The globalists have been encouraging and funding this vast game of musical chairs in which all the nations of the world are being put together in the ultimate ‘melting pot’, where all cultures, tongues, and peoples are getting blended away. It’s pretty cold comfort to be told that at least we will be displaced and replaced by ‘nice, hard-working’ people, or that our children will be replaced or blended with people who are ‘more like us.’
Country-shopping is not a way of life; it spells rootlessness, deracination, loss of kin-bonding and culture. If the globalists’ spell is broken, I hope that in time we’ll see and end to this global shuffle of peoples.