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Russian internal migration, early 20th century to present

Migration A–Z

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  1. Serguey Ivanov

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm466

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Ivanov, S. 2013. Russian internal migration, early 20th century to present. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

Internal migration in 20th-century Russia included changes of place of residence for a person's own economic interests and by their free will, and many episodes of forced migration as a result of wars and violent repressions. Free migrations that were tightly controlled by the state peaked before World War II, driven by industrialization. The colonization of the east was and remained the official goal, whereas most resettlements take place along other axes. Rural exodus, which was the overwhelming form of spontaneous migration, has subsided during the last decades.

Keywords:

  • social policy;
  • farming;
  • food;
  • labor;
  • development