The new wave
On how the two migration waves –
Soviet and Russian – live and get
along in the Baltic countries

During the last ten years thousands of Russians most of whom are in their 20-s and 30-s have moved to Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania. One can hardly notice their absence within Russia unlike their presence in the Baltic countries. The "new" met the "wave" face to face.
Infographics by Elena Makurina
During the last migration wave, the so-called "sausage" wave in the early 90-s, people were leaving the country of deficit with a lot of tension about the issues of physical survival and personal security.
Alexey Antoshin,
Doctor of Historical Sciences

For the most part these are people with liberal political orientation. Young professionals, who can work remotely. There are also political refugees, but in much smaller numbers.
Viktor Denisenko, Lithuanian political analyst and writer

The project is implemented within the program «Perspektivy» organized by Thomson Reuters Foundation, Robert Bosch Stiftung, and Fritt Ord Foundation
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