Russia is worried about not having enough people.
To boost numbers they've spent $300M to date to scour the world and lure Russians or their descendants back to the homeland.
The only criteria are that the returning Russians / descendants must be able to speak Russian and have a healthy appreciation for the local society and culture.
So far more than 10,000 have taken up the offer. An estimated 25 million people scattered across the globe might be eligible to make the move.
A sturdier Russia beckons its children home