According to the most recent Gallup survey
, the level of Russians saying that If they had the opportunity, they would you like to move permanently to another country, is at a record high. 20 percent of respondents to the 2018 research said they would do so, with the most popular destinations Germany at 15 percent, followed by the United States at 12 percent. These figures add to the recent news that Russia
's population is currently declining for the first time in a decade.