OREANDA-NEWS  About 220 Russian families who left for permanent residence in Germany at one time returned to Crimea in 2023. In total, since 2014, about 1.5 thousand requests for help in moving have been received, Chairman of the Committee of the State Council of the Republic of Crimea on People's Diplomacy and Interethnic Relations Yuri Hempel told TASS.

"After the return of Crimea to the Russian Federation, about 1.5 thousand appeals were received from German citizens - these are people who left the Soviet Union, Russia at one time, someone lived for 10, someone for 20-25 years. The appeals were aimed at providing assistance in returning and settling in the Russian Federation, in particular in Crimea. Until 2014, while Crimea was part of Ukraine, we did not receive such appeals. On the contrary, there was an outflow and many people who wanted to leave for the same Germany. Over the past year, about 220 families of Russian Germans - those who returned to our Republic of Crimea for permanent residence," the agency interlocutor said.

As noted by Hempel, the returned families are distinguished by their integration into society in Germany, mainly people aged 40 and older. According to him, the main motives for moving to Crimea include fears for the upbringing of children due to the propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations in European society, strong ties with the Russian language and culture. The returned families settle down and receive the necessary documents.

"People come who buy housing, build their houses here. As a rule, they are engaged in some kind of small business, they provide jobs," Hempel added.