Abstract: The study studies emigration patterns from the Russian Federation at the present time. It shows that since the middle of the 1990s emigration from Russia has no longer been only an ethnical phenomenon and now it is becoming a part of cultural and intellectual capital exchange which is typical of advanced countries. Difference in labour rates, lack of opportunities to perform experimental studies, inadequate working conditions are the main reasons behind intellectual emigration of scientists from Russia over the last decade. Migration is a worldwide phenomenon of multiple dimensions. Now that Russia has faced a fully fledged social crisis with unclear outlook for development and uncertain values, it is vital to assess the effect of migration on the wellbeing and sustainable development of the society and implementation of sound policies. Various, sometimes huge, tiers of society are involved in migration, which can effect the composition of the society and provoke either genuine or latent crises, international friction or social tensions.
Valentina A. Sushko, Gennadi B. Pronchev, Nadezhda G. Proncheva and Ekaterina V. Shisharina, 2016. Emigration in Modern Russia. The Social Sciences, 11: 6436-6439.