Migration was always traditionally the source of population growth in Primorye. In the nineteen-seventies, it involved from 30 to 35% of the total population growth in the region. However, now a sudden change had also occurred in this process: the flows of migrants are decreasing, and so is the direction of their movement. As a result migration has turned from a source of population growth into a factor of decline (Tabl.2).
|Initially, the negative balance of migration in Primorye was established in 1991 in some of its cities and districts, viz. Vladivostok, Bolshoi Kamenj, Dalnegorsk, and in Laso, Khasan, Shkotovo and Partizansk Districts. However, by and large, the balance of population growth due to migration remained positive. And in 1992, the difference between newly arriving immigrants and leaving immigrants increased in favor of the latter.|