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