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 Young people extensively leave Crimea following Russian occupation. INFOGRAPHICS

The occupied Crimea sees significant reduction in the number of residents aged from 15 to 30 years.

As reported by Censor.NET citing Krym.Realii, this is evidenced by the data published by the Crimea's statistics service.

According to statistics, the first age group in Crimea included more than 91,000 individuals in 2013. The so-called "population census" held on the peninsula in 2014 counted 9,000 people fewer (which is almost 10 percent). This age group now amounts some 80,000 people.

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According to Vladimir Gimpelson, director of the Russian Center for Labor Studies at the Higher School of Economics, Crimean youth will continue leaving the occupied peninsula as long as other regions of Ukraine or neighboring Russia offer them greater opportunities.

Read more: Over 80 percent of young people proud to live in Ukraine, - opinion poll

"They will be eager to move to the places offering better opportunities for getting education and well-paid jobs... This means traveling to cities with a population exceeding a million people, which can provide such opportunities," he said.

According to a survey held by the local media, more than half of high school students and college students in Sevastopol are going to leave the city forever. Moreover, 66 percent of those who do not want to stay intend to move not to neighboring Russia, but to Europe.
 
 
 
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