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More than 15,000 millionaires expected to leave Russia in 2022

By Rupert Neate

13 Jun 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

When wealthy people start leaving a country in large numbers, it usually heralds a "major country collapse." And many of those with the means to do so in Russia are already leaving.

More than 15,000 millionaires are expected to flee Russia this year, as wealthy citizens turn their back on Vladmir Putin’s regime after the invasion of Ukraine, according to an analysis of migration data.

About 15% of Russians with more than $1m (£820,000) in ready assets are expected to have emigrated to other countries by the end of 2022, according to projects based on migration data by Henley & Partners, a London-based firm that acts as matchmaker between the super-rich and countries selling their citizenships.

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