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Environmental aspects of circular migration study impact on “back up zones” development in the Russian Arctic macroregion

M. Pitukhina, A. Privara, M. Privarova


This paper deals with circular migration processes peculiar traits analysis in the Russian Arctic Zone. It is highlighted that both negative migration saldo as well as circular migration are prevailing at the macroregion. Such results are proved with Rosstat data, All-Russian Census data as well as Arctic regions’ migration offices reports. It became obvious that migrants from neighboring regions as well as Russian Southern regions are mostly coming to the Russian Arctic Zone, what is proving the fact of both interregional and circular migration. The article also provides highly detailed migration processes analysis, in particular, State Programme’s target indicators on compatriots’ resettlement are evaluated. Humanitarian migration from the Ukraine into Russian Arctic Zone is also presented. Some specific traits on circular migration within the Russian Arctic Zone are outlined.


Circular migration, Russian Arctic Zone, “back up zones”, human capital, conflict of interests, opportunities and threats

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