Moving to Russia For Westerners Is Quite Difficult But Not Impossible
It might get easier in the future.
NOTE: I pulled this article down because I thought I had gotten some new info to include into the article and a redo was in order. But I was mistaken. I’m republishing the same article as was.
There was a news item about 50 Westerners that had recently made the move to Russia.
In Russia, a headquarters for helping migrants in the Russian Federation "Russian in the soul" was opened. It was founded by Americans who moved to Russia. Now they help citizens of foreign countries, including members of the NATO military bloc, to settle in the Russian Federation - to open a business, build a career, get education and medical services. Deputy, member of the State Duma Defense Committee Dmitry Kuznetsov supported this initiative, his press service reported.
“We must help our like-minded people from Western countries, whose traditional values coincide with ours. If the ruling elites in Europe or overseas discriminate against such people, then our doors are always open for them!” Kuznetsov said.
The press service clarified that 50 people have already been transported to Russia, and another 20 are waiting for help from the Employment Fund . The deputy's press service specified that six of them are citizens of Moldova with a Canadian residence permit, 14 Americans, two from the UK and one with an Estonian passport.
You will find that most of the organizations helping Westerners move to Russia are volunteer initiatives. The Russian government does not actively pursue any such policy. This is why the numbers are so low. Most who move over have to figure it all out themselves and it is a difficult process.
Now I reached out to the deputy mentioned in the article, Dmitry Kuznetsov, and we had an interview on the phone. This is the lead man who is pushing for Russia to invite more specialists from the West to immigrate on over. He is also pushing for inviting Western farmers.
After the whole Boer farmer thing fell through, I figured that Russia’s government had an ideological opposition to inviting White people to come over. But Kuznetsov says that this is not so, and he’s hopeful for the future. Stay tuned for the interview. I’m typing it up after this piece and trying to get it up on OO and Unz so that it gets a wider audience.
If anyone knows how to reach out to Ron Unz directly, that’d be really awesome if you could pass the contact along. Thanks!
On March 15, the cleric of the Church of the Epiphany in the village of Krasnovo, Yaroslavl Region, Joseph Gleason, who moved from the United States to Russia, said that thousands of Christians in the West want to live in the Russian Federation. According to him, foreign citizens understand that "here is God, here is the true faith." Gleason is one of the members of the “Russian in the Soul” team of the headquarters for helping migrants in the Russian Federation.
I believe that Father Joseph is on Substack, actually. Yep, here he is. If interested, reaching out to him or Kuznetsov is your best bet.
Now, as someone who tried it out, I can share some details on what it entails if you go it alone.