MOSCOW - There is a widely held misconception in Russia and abroad that Russian parents want their children to emigrate, hoping they will be able to find a better place to settle down outside of Russia.
But it turns out, according to a recent survey, only 12% of parents would be happy to see their children living abroad, Kommersant reports.
For 24% of parents, the best future for their children would be in a medium-sized Russian city; for 22%, in Moscow or St. Petersburg.
Surprisingly, only 15% of Russians thought Moscow would be the best place for their offspring to settle down. Even among Muscovites, big city life isn’t what they imagine for the kids: only 43% of Muscovites hope their children live in the nation’s capital as adults.