How Russia’s brain drain could be South Korea’s gain
Government says it wants to attract highly skilled workers, even if public mostly opposed to long-term immigration
Hundreds of thousands of Russians have fled the country to escape sanctions pressures, a deteriorating economy and the risk they might be drafted to the front lines of Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine. As with the rest of the world, South Korea faces the question of whether or not to accept them.
Most of these escapees have gone to nearby countries like Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. France and Germany have also indicated that they will accept Russians fleeing the draft, and there’s an argument that international law requires states to offer protection to those who oppose conscription.
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