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Analysts reported increased interest in the "Golden passports" Russians

Introduced because of the pandemic coronavirus restrictions on international communication have raised the demand for second citizenship and residency abroad among Russians. These documents have become an alternative exit visas, according to Forbes.

"We see an unprecedented boom of interest of Russians to the programs, allowing to obtain a residence permit abroad," — said the Director of the Department of foreign real estate and private equity Knight Frank Marina Shalaeva.

The demand for such a program in the spring increased by 20%, the company said. A similar increase in the number of calls is fixed and in UFG WM.

The most popular direction to get a residence permit became the European Union, especially Portugal. In second place was island States in the Caribbean and completing the Troika of Cyprus and Malta, told Knight Frank.

High demand in the Cyprus program of obtaining a residence permit Shalaev explained great discounts on real estate on the island.

Malta has become popular because of the imminent closure of the current program that there is something missing. As explained in Henley