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Tajik migrant workers

Before and After the Crocus City Hall Attack: Tajik Migrants in Russia

Before and After the Crocus City Hall Attack: Tajik Migrants in Russia

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Malika Bahovadinova on the complexities of the Tajik migration experience in Russia.

What Repercussions Are Tajiks Facing After the Moscow Terror Attack?

What Repercussions Are Tajiks Facing After the Moscow Terror Attack?

By Alex Little
While Tajiks in Russia have and will likely continue to face mistreatment and repression, this is not their first time weathering such a storm. 
War and Migration: Central Asian Migrant Worker Flows Amid the Ukraine Conflict

War and Migration: Central Asian Migrant Worker Flows Amid the Ukraine Conflict

By Catherine Putz
The same circumstances that do not dissuade Tajik migrants from heading to Russia drive some Russians toward Kyrgyzstan and beyond.

From State Repression to a Warzone: How Pamiris Ended up on the Frontline in Ukraine

From State Repression to a Warzone: How Pamiris Ended up on the Frontline in Ukraine

By Suzanne Levi-Sanchez and Solim Nazarov
The situation draws attention to the plight of vulnerable communities and the interconnectedness of geopolitical events.

Are Central Asian Migrant Workers Ready to Leave Russia?

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.

Backlash Against Tajik and Uzbek Signage in the Moscow Metro

Backlash Against Tajik and Uzbek Signage in the Moscow Metro

By Umida Hashimova
Anti-immigrant moods are on the rise among Russia officials again, with Tajik and Uzbek signage drawing criticism despite evidence they were helpful additions. 

Russia’s Dependence on Cheap Central Asian Labor Exposed

Russia’s Dependence on Cheap Central Asian Labor Exposed

By Umida Hashimova
Administrative punishments against Central Asian labor migrants and COVID-19 restrictions reveal the vulnerabilities of Russia’s labor market.
A Critical Lesson for Tajikistan: The State of Migrant Workers in 2020

A Critical Lesson for Tajikistan: The State of Migrant Workers in 2020

By Khiradmand Sheraliev
2020 was not the first time Tajikistan experienced the sharp costs of being a remittance-dependent country, but the lesson is important to heed.

Tajiks Stuck in Russia, Flights Home Cancelled

Tajiks Stuck in Russia, Flights Home Cancelled

By Catherine Putz
A pair of November 1 charter flights from Moscow to Dushanbe were cancelled.

Border Closures in Eurasia Complicate Migrant Worker Movement

Border Closures in Eurasia Complicate Migrant Worker Movement

By Catherine Putz
With COVID-19 causing border closures, Central Asia's migrant workers are stuck and out of luck.

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants

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

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.

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