September 22, 2022
As Russia Mobilizes, Central Asian Embassies Warn Citizens Against Joining a Foreign War
By Catherine Putz
The risks of Central Asian migrant workers being pressured into joining Russia’s war effort have intensified in tandem with Moscow’s desperation.
April 13, 2022
Are Central Asian Migrant Workers Ready to Leave Russia?
By Umida Hashimova
Less than half of Central Asians labor migrants are ready to return to their home countries a month after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
December 01, 2021
Has Labor Migration to Russia Improved for Kyrgyz?
By Aziza Shamyrbekova
Accession to the Eurasian Economic Union provided some relief to Kyrgyz migrant workers, but difficulties remain.
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.
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.