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New data from Eurostat shows a declining trend in asylum seekers from Russia in Austria. At the end of February 2018 40 Russian citizens had pending asylum applications in Austria, compared to for example June 2016 when 145 applied for asylum.
On average Austria has seen 201 asylum applications from Russia per month since 2008.
In the whole European Union Germany received the most asylum applications from Russia in February 2018 (410), while Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, and Slovakia received the fewest (0 applications).
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