Up to 20% of residents left the largest cities of Russia
Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, millions of Russians changed their place of residence. The outflow is mainly observed from the cities with population over one million people and from the shift camps in the northern regions, in the places of mining.
According to a study by oneFactor, a developer of services based on machine learning technologies, more than 12% of Russians have changed their place of permanent residence throughout the country since the beginning of the self-isolation regime , but in the cities with over one million people the percentage of those who left is higher and reaches 19%.
According to RIA Novosti news agency, most of the residents left the oil and gas production areas in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug (Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region). In particular, the Khanty-Mansiysk municipal district of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region left up to 40% of those who were there at the time the self-isolation regime was introduced, a similar situation has developed in other Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrugs.
From the cities, the first wave of people leaving was in late March. According to the Center for Traffic Management (DPC), from March 27 to 29 , on the eve of the first non-working week announced by the Russian president, half a million cars left Moscow and did not return to the city. We can assume that more than 850 thousand people got out of Moscow then or approximately 6.7% of the population of the capital. The second factor in changing the place of permanent residence was the summer season, which began in May holidays.
Among the million-plus cities, most of the population left these days Ufa, where a quarter of the population left. Second and third places were shared by Moscow and St. Petersburg, which left just over 20% of the population, and even 26% of the population left some regions, for example, Moskvorechye-Saburovo in the capital and the Balkan District in St. Petersburg. Least of all residents went to their summer cottages from Omsk, where only 10% of the inhabitants went out of town.
Among those regions whose residents basically remained in their homes, in the first places of the republic of the North Caucasus. Less than 5% of residents of Ingushetia, Chechnya, North Ossetia-Alania and Kabardino-Balkaria have changed their place of residence.