Russia ranked second in world on outflow of dollar millionaires
Wealthy citizens prefer to live in Western countries and Australia.
Over the past year, seven thousand dollar millionaires left Russia. Only China has a greater figure, although by the end of 2017 Russia was in sixth place after China, India, Turkey, Great Britain and France, Inc reports, referring to the Global Wealth Migration Review study of New World Wealth consulting company.
Most often, wealthy people move to Australia, the USA and Canada. According to the study leader Andrew Amoiles, the migration of millionaires indicates unstable conditions in their home country, in particular, crime, lack of business opportunities or religious tensions.
At the same time, the influx of migrants to Russia reached a historic low since the collapse of the USSR and stopped compensating for the decline in population, Izvestiya reported earlier. The number of migrants from Uzbekistan and Ukraine decreased the most, and the number of migrants who left the Russian Federation in 2018 increased by 16.9%.
General’s son Mikhail Sal’nikov, Professor of the Department of Theory of Government and Law at the St. Petersburg University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the Russian Federation, has been detained for real estate fraud. Amid other corruption crimes hitting the headlines, this offense does not seem a high-profile one. But the point is that this is not the first criminal case instituted against professor Sal’nikov, and he is not the only relative of MIA general Viktor Sal’nikov having problems with the law.