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New Russian immigrants bring benefits to Serbia

Monday, February 27, 2023


Russian immigration picked up following the invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent military mobilisation, taking advantage of the visa-free regime between Russia and Serbia. Incoming Russians have brought with them skills, business connections and capital.


  • The large number of highly qualified Russian specialists could turn Belgrade into a regional IT hub.
  • Relatively wealthy Russian immigrants will influence Serbia's real estate market.
  • As the majority of Russian immigrants are young families with children, they will have a positive impact on Serbia's demography.

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