Brain drain of Russian tech workers

It is estimated that 70,000 Russian tech workers fled Russia since the beginning of the Ukraine conflict. Another 70,000–100.000 workers will likely leave Russia over the next few months.

Sanctions against Russia have affected software outsourcing to Russian programmers. Many of them reacted quickly by moving to Turkey, Armenia, and other countries that do not require visas.

The Russian economy could be adversely affected by this exodus, as the tech field is important for diversifying Russia’s energy-dominated economy.