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Migration from Georgia

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, December 9
Since gaining independence, according to unofficial information, more than 1.2 mln Georgians have left the country. After the Rose Revolution in 2003-2005 some people returned to Georgia which was due to their high expectations for the rose revolution administration. From 2007, the number of migrants from Georgia started increasing. The statistical department gives information that in 2009, 34 000 more people of Georgian citizenship entered the country than left it. However, independent analysts challenge this figure. They do so because of the difficult and complicated situation in the country for those who left Georgia with no plans to come back in at least the next 5 years. Moreover, those left here who are at school want to travel abroad to study and enhance their career prospects.