Russia as a New Immigration Country: Policy Response and Public Debate

@article{Malakhov2014RussiaAA,
  title={Russia as a New Immigration Country: Policy Response and Public Debate},
  author={Vladimir S. Malakhov},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={66},
  pages={1062 - 1079}
}
  • V. Malakhov
  • Published 9 August 2014
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
Both the Russian public and its elites were taken by surprise by the fact that Russia has become an immigration country. It has resulted in widespread anti-immigrant sentiments and inconsistency in government actions. Russian immigration politics, as well as immigration politics in liberal democracies of the West, are characterised by a wavering between protectionist and liberal laissez faire approaches. This leads to a mismatch between public rhetoric and legal decisions. However, two features… 

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