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Official emigration statistics account for only about one-fifth of the actual number of citizens who move abroad, Federal Migration Service chief Konstantin Romodanovsky said Tuesday.

Before the global crisis in late 2008, Russia lost 70,000 to 80,000 people a year to emigration, he said. His agency recorded 32,458 in 2009 and 33,577 in 2010, but many people don't declare their intentions to move, he said.

(Bloomberg)

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