The Russian people are experiencing the most challenging circumstances of their lives. As the sanctions on Russia grew more severe, the people there decided to leave their homeland to live happy and quiet lives elsewhere. According to sources, numerous Russian residents residing in southeast Asia do not want to return home because of the escalating possibility of conflict. In Georgia, Turkey, Armenia, Israel, and many other countries, there are more than 10,000 Russian migrants.
There is no official report about the number of people who fled from Russia since the war started. The expectation is about 200,000 Russian citizens has migrated in the middle of the march. Several reports mention that Russian citizens do not want to live under the supervision of Vladimir Putin.
Citizens who attempted to protest against Putin’s ideology have been arrested or tortured to shut their mouths. Recently, Moscow declared a law under which if anyone is found speaking against the Russian government or calling it an invasion; they will be sentenced to 15 years of imprisonment. More than 3000 arrests were made in Moscow for protesting against the war in 69 different regions.
There is no choice left for Russian citizens rather than to leave their nation because they no longer have faith in their leadership. Due to serious human rights abuses and limits on free speech, they were forced to live in a dangerous and uncompromising environment.
Russians are now travelling to places like Turkey, Central Asia, and the South Caucasus, where flights are still permitted, and visas are not necessary due to countries like the United Kingdom, United States, Europe, and Canada forbidding Russian flights from using their airspace. Russians have dealt with closed borders, conscription, and political repression. They have made their opinion clear, yet their country still intimidates them.
The situation for Russian civilians is the worst as Many Russians are struggling to survive since their motherland is becoming a nightmare, and other nations are restricting them. Russians feel cut off from the rest of the globe. They are getting much negative feedback due to the country’s degraded reputation.
More than 50,000 to 70,000 business experts have migrated to other nations since the first month of the war, and another 70,000 to 100,000 are expected to soon.
As the number of sanctions against Russia increased, new businesses decided to relocate their operations to other nations, including France, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Cyprus. However, small enterprises lack the resources necessary to expand abroad.
The uncertainty surrounding the global economy’s recovery had significantly grown due to the Russia-Ukraine war. Additionally, Russians are searching for strategies to begin their new lives without worrying about their security in the future.
Students of Russia are worried about their education and employment due to Russia’s circumstances. Russia’s president Vladimir Putin has recently declared a military mobilization to continue their war with Ukraine. A few moments after the declaration, one-way flights from Russia sold out in less than thirty minutes.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu assured that mobilization would be limited to those with experience as professional soldiers. The google trends displayed a rapid increase in search for Aviasales, Russia’s most popular site for buying airline tickets.
The citizens of Russia are not sure whether the circumstances in Russia will improve or not. All they want is a secure and peaceful life. Their primary demand is to ensure the security of their family and freedom of speech. They want to live in a country where the government is friendly, unlike Russia, where their own government has become the biggest threat to their lives.
The Caribbean countries, including Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia, provide citizenship by investment programmes in which applicants must deposit money in public works projects. There is no opposition based on the candidates’ ethnicity, country, or language. They will be granted alternate citizenship after an assessment by impartial international third-party firms.
With the citizenship by investment (CBI) programme, Russian nationals will be able to easily travel anywhere in the world, which offers visa-free entry to nearly all major nations. The CBI programme will offer the rest, independence, and calm needed for a better life. They can still pursue their education and careers and live the lives they wish.
The countries that prohibited entry to Russia and Ukraine are included in the list of countries for whom the CBI programmes offer visa-free travel. One of the most acceptable options for Russians to allow themselves and their family to live under the guise of security and stability is the CBI Programme. For the time being, all Russians want for their families is stability and security.