Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree amending the Concept of the country's state migration policy for 2019-2025.
Among other things, it notes that in 2022 “under the influence of changed socio-economic conditions, the migration outflow of the population of the Russian Federation abroad increased.” To prevent it, additional measures are required to “preserve human capital”. Among them are the creation of "attractive financial, social and other mechanisms." The document does not say what "other" mechanisms to counter the outflow of the population from the country could be.
Also, according to the decree, the Concept is supplemented with a clause on the provision of social support measures to citizens resettled “on an emergency mass basis” from the territories of Ukraine occupied by Russia. The reason for this is called “a direct threat to the life and health of these people coming from the armed forces of Ukraine”.
The most interesting line in this paragraph is the phrase that a “special military operation” is being carried out “including for the purpose of protecting” residents of the “DPR” (that is, the Donetsk region of Ukraine), the “LPR” (Luhansk region of Ukraine), as well as the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions of Ukraine.
Previously, the Russian leadership called one of the goals of the war unleashed by Russia in Ukraine, the "protection" of the people of Donbass. True, in January 2023, Putin mentioned the need to “support” citizens “living in historical Russian territories.”
Also interesting is the new paragraph of the document, according to which it is necessary to counteract "the formation of ethnic (polyethnic) enclaves."
Earlier, at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, Alexander Bastrykin, chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia, spoke about an increase in crime among migrants in Russia, especially in large cities. At the same time, for example, the police of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region reported on the results of 2022 on a decrease in crime among migrants in the region, despite an increase in their flow.