Russia has the 2nd highest rate of people seeking asylum in the world in 2013

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    1. Russia has the 2nd highest rate of people seeking asylum in the world in 2013.

      “Crimeans may very well wish to be a part of the Russian Federation, but plenty of Russian citizens want out of it.

      The number of asylum seekers hailing from Russia quadrupled during 2013, reaching a record 39,800 individuals, according to a report released Thursday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). More people from Russia sought international protection last year than those from Afghanistan (38,700) and Iraq (38,200). Only Syria — a country wracked by a brutal, years-old civil war — produced more asylum seekers than Russia in 2013.”

      http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/03/20/it_pays_to_leave_russia

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