In the first quarter of this year, over 64,000 Russian citizens arrived in Montenegro and registered in this country for a 90-day stay. The population growth amounted to more than 10% of the total number already living in the country. According to authorities, more than 21,000 Russians have been granted temporary or permanent residence permits. The country’s migration service reports that immigrants from the former USSR now own more than 19.5 thousand apartments in Montenegro. Most of the property is used for its intended purpose and is permanently occupied.
As a rule, Russians use employment, starting a business, investing in real estate and family reunification as reasons for staying in the country.