What is “poravalismo” and why more than a million young people with studies have left Russia in recent years. There are so many people – mostly young and educated – who have left Russia in recent years, that the Russians have a word to describe the phenomenon: poravalism. And perhaps few stories explain the situation as well as Evgenia Chirikova, one of the country’s leading environmental activists, who packed her bags more than two years ago. “What if I miss home? Not really.” Many people here speak

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