Over 83,000 Russian nationals residing in Estonia

As of 15 February, there were 83,507 Russian citizens living in Estonia with a valid residence permit or right of residence, of whom 73,772 have a long-term residence permit.

The largest share of Russian nationals reside in Harju County, numbering 40,186. This is followed by East-Viru County with 35,405 and Tartu County with 2,516 Russian citizens. 

The fewest, just five Russian nationals, live in Hiiu County. Saare County is home to 62, and Järva County to 95 Russian citizens. The number is also less than a hundred in the county of Põlva, where there are 95 Russians living.

In terms of age, the largest group of Russian citizens in Estonia is aged 65-69, with 9,387. There are 8,865 Russian citizens aged 70-74 and 8,543 aged 60-64.

The smallest group is children under the age of four, with 1,036 persons. There are 1,689 Russian citizens between the ages of five and nine, and 1,939 between the ages of 20 and 24. In the 10-14 age group, there are 1,977 Russian citizens living in Estonia.

According to the 2021 census, there were 315,252 ethnic Russians living in Estonia, the majority of whom have Estonian citizenship.

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