Population of Russian citizens in Latvia grows by 28,000 over decade

From 2007 to 2017, The population of Russian citizens in Latvia has increased by 28,060 people, according to data from the Latvian Office of Citizenship and Migrations Affairs.

At the beginning of 2007, there were 27,380 Russian citizens residing in Latvia, but by January 1, 2017, their number had grown to 55,440. This figure, however, is smaller than 55,989, recorded a year ago.

Compared to be beginning of 2007 the population of ethnic Russians with Latvian citizenship has declined by 13,559 people from 365,459 people, while the population of ethnic Russians without citizenship has dropped by 92,667.

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