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Armenian emigrants in Russia

By Messenger Staff
Tuesday, June 1
More than 50% of Armenia’s labour emigrants go to Russia, Karine Giunjian from Armenia’s statistics office said on May 19. According to statistical data, in the first quarter of 2010 the number of people leaving Armenia exceeded the number arriving. Specifically, 1,915 registered Armenian residents returned to the country and 2,813 left it.

Giunjian said that the figures do not tell the whole story as many people do not register their arrival and departure, so the real difference in the figures may be greater.