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Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle
October 11, 2019

Central Asia’s Russian Migration Puzzle

By Khamza Sharifzoda
An interview with Caress Schenk.

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.
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.

The Feminized Farm: Labor Migration and Women's Roles in Tajikistan's Rural Communities
January 04, 2018

The Feminized Farm: Labor Migration and Women's Roles in Tajikistan's Rural Communities

By Catherine Putz
As Tajik men go abroad in search of higher pay, women take on increased roles in Tajikistan's agriculture sector.

Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization
April 06, 2017

Challenging the Central Asian Migrant Myth: Separation and Radicalization

By Catherine Putz
Sergey Abashin, a noted migration scholar, challenged the usual Muslim migrant worker story at a recent talk.

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.

14 Kyrgyz Die in Moscow Warehouse Fire
August 30, 2016

14 Kyrgyz Die in Moscow Warehouse Fire

By Catherine Putz
A day of mourning in Bishkek sadly won't change working conditions in Moscow.
Migrants Unwelcome: Siberian Region Bans Foreign Workers From Key Jobs
August 17, 2016

Migrants Unwelcome: Siberian Region Bans Foreign Workers From Key Jobs

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, fewer Tajiks are traveling to Russia looking for work, already.

Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?
July 19, 2016

Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?

By Catherine Putz
Long rumored and rumored still, Dushanbe is reportedly exploring joining the EEU.

Here Come the Stereotypes: Central Asians Implicated in Istanbul Attack
July 01, 2016

Here Come the Stereotypes: Central Asians Implicated in Istanbul Attack

By Catherine Putz
Turkish authorities have identified the three attackers as citizens of Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Uzbekistan.

What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?
May 17, 2016

What Caused a 200-Man Fight in a Moscow Cemetery?

By Catherine Putz
The incident will do little to improve the public perception of Central Asian migrant workers in Russia.
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