A survey carried out by the Estonian Open Society Institute demonstrated that by now an entire generation of Russian-speaking young people have grown in Estonia who associate their future with this country, writes the National Broadcasting.
The survey commissioned by the Tallinn City Government determined that Russian-speaking young people who were born in Estonia are given a good starting position by their Estonian citizenship and command of languages. The link with Russia has only been maintained on an emotional and cultural level, writes LETA.
As most of Russian-speaking youth of up to 30 years of age and half of their mothers and fathers were born in Estonia, sociologists estimate that it could be said that there is a second generation Estonian Russians living in this country.
88 per cent of young people can speak Estonia, most of them have Estonian citizenship and they manage well in today’s Estonia. nevertheless half of the Russian-speaking population do not feel themselves secure in Estonia at the moment, regardless of the age groups.
More than 60% of the Russian-speaking youth believe that their life in Estonia will be better in future.
Estonian Russians like Russia calling them compatriots, they are very pleased with the changes in Russia, but nevertheless none of them are eager to return to their historic homeland.