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Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants
January 03, 2020

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants

By Catherine Putz
The agreement attempts to organize the recruitment of Tajik labor migrants who work seasonally in Russia.

Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle
October 11, 2019

Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle

By Khamza Sharifzoda
An interview with Caress Schenk.
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
June 13, 2019

Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?

By Khamza Sharifzoda
If trends hold, Moscow may have to compete with Nur-Sultan in attracting Central Asian migrants in the future.

Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?
May 31, 2019

Can Return Migration Be a ‘Brain Gain’ for Uzbekistan?

By Sherzod Eraliev
Tashkent looks to expats to bring their expertise and experience back to Uzbekistan.

After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?
April 01, 2019

After Returning Home, What Awaits Kyrgyz Labor Migrants?

By Colleen Wood
Returned labor migrants’ entrepreneurial skills are underutilized. A new project seeks to change that.

To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice
January 02, 2019

To Russia or Turkey? A Central Asian Migrant Worker’s Big Choice

By Khamza Sharifzoda
As the appeal of the Russian labor market has decreased, Turkey has become a more attractive option.

At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers
November 21, 2018

At Last, Uzbekistan Extends Some Support to Migrant Workers

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan is increasingly playing an active role in supporting its labor migrants, a change from the Karimova era.
For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away
November 14, 2018

For Central Asian Migrant Workers, a Sense of Home is Only an App Away

By Colleen Wood
A vibrant digital ecosystem has developed to support Central Asian migrant workers navigating the challenges of living far from home.

Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
February 02, 2018

Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan, especially, needs to confront the underlying economic issues behind labor migration.

Explaining the Radicalization of Central Asian Migrants
January 29, 2018

Explaining the Radicalization of Central Asian Migrants

By Mohammed Elshimi and Raffaello Pantucci
What factors contribute to the radicalization of a minority of Central Asian labor migrants in Russia?

Was the Suspected St. Petersburg Bomber a Patsy?
April 10, 2017

Was the Suspected St. Petersburg Bomber a Patsy?

By Christopher Schwartz
So the conspiracy theory goes. But the theory doesn't hold up to logic.
A Glimpse Into Moscow’s Little Kyrgyzstan
March 24, 2017

A Glimpse Into Moscow’s Little Kyrgyzstan

By Franco Galdini
Seasons of migration to the north: stories of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.

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