Soviet Union

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, 15 new independent states emerged. Until recently, Statistics Netherlands could not distinguish between immigrants from these new nations. Currently, it is possible to make a distinction between the inhabitants of the former Soviet states. The first analyses show that there are considerable differences with respect to migration motives and demographic characteristics between residents of the former Soviet states.

The former Soviet Union comprised the following 15 republics:
Russia
Ukraine
Belarus
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan

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