This article argues that Russia, like many other countries, faces a population decline that must be tackled sooner or later:
The shrinking of Russia’s population overall, and especially the working-age population, is inevitable. According to the median forecast provided by the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, the population is expected to decrease by 2.5 million people by 2035, a roughly 1.7 percent drop. The active working-age population will likely see an even steeper decline of 3.1 million people.
For Russia, immigration is not a matter of choice. It is a matter of necessity, in order to sustain the population.
Considering that there are still many migrants aiming for Europe, has Russia considered accepting a fraction of them?