Consider the following:
Contrast Soviet and post-Soviet migration patterns within the Russian domain. Throughout the Soviet era Russian leaders relocated people to new locations, both in an attempt to extend Russian political and economic power and as a means of punishment—as prisoners were dispatched to a series of security sites: The Gulag Archipelago. Russian leaders viewed many of these relocations as part of a broader ‘Russification’ policy.
As the result of the circumstances above:
In the post-Soviet era, there has been a reversal of migration, and ethnic Russians are leaving the newly independent states (former republics) to return to Russia.
Following the demise of the Soviet Union, what will be the likely outcome of ethnic Russians leaving the newly independent states to return to Russia?