Russians fourth largest group of foreigners in Czech Republic

The number of Russian nationals living in the Czech Republic keeps increasing, the Czech News Agency reported on Sunday, citing data released by the Ministry of Interior. There are currently 37,000 Russians permanently residing in the country, compared to 23,300 ten years ago.

Russians are currently the fourth biggest group of foreigners with long term residency in the Czech Republic, making up seven percent of all foreign residents. According to a recent poll carried out by CVVM agency, focusing on Czechs’ perception of foreign nationalities living in the country, around one third of respondents said they disliked Russians.