Demography of the Contemporary Russian-Speaking Jewish Diaspora

By Mark Tolts

November 2011

 This paper is a study of the demography of the contemporary post-Soviet Jewish Diaspora based on various statistical sources collected from many countries where these Jews live. It examines (post-) Soviet Jewish resettlement, and the demographic transformation of FSU Jews in the wake of the recent mass migration, especially in Israel. Based on this analysis, an update for 2010 of the number of the “core” Jews (by self-identity) originating from the FSU by country was presented, and the total number of people belonging to the post-Soviet Jewish Diaspora worldwide and their distribution was estimated.

Topic: Migration, Aliyah, Russian Jews, Soviet Jewry, Demography

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Former Soviet Union (FSU) , Germany , Israel , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Mark Tolts

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