In the first quarter of 2022, 3,880,679 Russians left Russia, according to border crossing statistics released by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB).
Specifically, 38,281 people left Russia for Georgia, five times more than they left in the first quarter of 2021 (8,504).
134,129 people left Armenia, three times more than in the first four months of 2021 (44,586). 56,475 people went to Azerbaijan (20,378 in the first quarter of 2021), 53,084 to Uzbekistan (15,206 in the first quarter of 2021), 40,054 to Tajikistan (8,857 in the first quarter of 2021).
The number of people leaving Russia for Kazakhstan also almost doubled to 204,947 (last year it was 122,330).
In the first quarter of 2022, 328,435 people left for Ukraine (last year in the corresponding period 316,286 left). Most people who left in the first quarter of 2022 went to Abkhazia (744,548 compared to 789,330 in the same period last year).
In Europe in the first quarter the restrictions due to coronavirus were in force and one could only go for a specific purpose.
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Source: Novayagazeta.Europe, ΑΠΕ- ΜΠΕ