The paper deals with migration processes in modern Russia and provides an analysis of the brain drain, which is the irrevocable emigration of highly qualified specialists abroad. The authors evaluate the scale of the departure of scientists and specialists from Russia as well as the influence of brain drain on the demographic structure of the population, the labor market, and socio-political stability in the society. The paper also presents recommendations to overcome the trend of losing the most promising and mobile labour resources in the country
Keywords: brain drain, scientific personnel, migration, intellectual capital
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