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From Russia, With Skills: The Post-Invasion Russian Brain Drain

Tags: , Date/Time: March 25, 2022 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

From Russia With SkillsIn the past 30 days, over 70,000 IT professionals have fled Russia.  The Russian Association of Electronic Communications (RAEC) expects them to be joined by an additional 100,00 by end of April.

According to RAEC, “The only things holding back the second wave are the high costs of tickets and housing in the countries of destination, and the fact that it’s now almost impossible to make international financial transactions”.

According to one poll, one third of Russia’s IT sector is looking for overseas employment, which would put the potential brain drain at more that 600,000.

This talent flight is particularly crippling since the most capable engineers are those who are able to leave first because their skills are in demand.

1 Comment

  1. Guboshlep:

    Personally I expected a banner ad with “we’re hiring”.

    Greetings from Russia.

    March 30, 2022 @ 7:23 am | Reply

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