International Security & Foreign Policy

The Putin Exodus: The New Russian Brain Drain

Grant Year: 2017

John Herbst will explore the extent to which an exodus of well-educated Russians might affect Russia’s economy and political development. He will conduct surveys and focus groups in order to analyze the nature of emigration during the rule of President Vladimir Putin, the demographic and attitudinal characteristics of the Russian émigrés who now reside in Western Europe and the United States, and the implications of emigration on Russian demographics and regime stability. The project’s findings will appear in a monograph and a policy paper.

Atlantic Council International Security & Foreign Policy