Citizens of Russia who left the country after the start of a special military operation are traitors. This, according to RIA Novosti, was stated by the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin at the forum “Territory of Meanings”.
that's all, must understand— he is a traitor,— said Volodin.
Volodin recalled that “100% of the political factions in the State Duma” supported the recognition of the independence of the LNR and the DNR.
In early May, the FSB disclosed data on the number of departures of Russian citizens to foreign countries for the first quarter of 2022. According to the intelligence service, in January—March 2022, 3.88 million Russian citizens went abroad — 36% less than in the last quarter of 2021, but 46% more than in January—March last year.
28% of these trips (1.09 million) were in countries recognized by the Russian authorities unfriendly: most — to Ukraine (328 thousand), Finland (157 thousand), Estonia (125 thousand) and Germany (61 thousand).
Since the end of February, when Russia launched a special operation in Ukraine, the departure of Russians abroad has supposedly increased, although official data that would describe this trend has not yet come out. RAEC estimated that 50-70 thousand IT specialists left the country in February & March.
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