BLUFRussian professionals are leaving the country en masse, which could lead to Russia suffering from significant internal economic and strategic disruption.
Rayhan Demytrie of Business Insider Australia gives this insight on Russia’s brain drain, which he believes is likely to increase because of the 2022 Russo-Ukraine Conflict.
- Thousands of Russians have fled the country in the past week, joining an estimated 5 million who left Russia since Vladimir Putin became President.
- Most people leaving are Russia’s well-educated urban middle class, such as entrepreneurs, professionals, creatives, and academics.
- This brain drain will have direct negative consequences on Russian economic growth.
- International companies will also leave Russia because of the sanctions.
- Educated people who do not like limitations on fundamental human rights will probably also leave.
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References from the Web :
- 9 MAR 22 Russia’s Brain Drain Will Be Hard for Putin to Stop - Bloomberg
- 13 APR 22 Russia faces brain drain as thousands flee abroad – BBC News
Source Information Business Insider:
- Article Source: Business Insider Australia
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