Russian population decline is back

The number of migrants who entered Russia in the first half of 2017 was the lowest it’s been in the past seven years, according to a new study by the Institute of Social Analysis and Forecasting at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Between January and July, 102,3000 migrants reportedly entered Russia. The last time this figure was any lower was in 2010, when 89,600 incoming migrants were recorded. Researchers also say this was the first time since 2010 that immigration was too low to offset Russia’s native population decline.