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Precarious Times for Central Asian Migrants in Russia

Eraliev, Sherzod and Urinboyev, Rustam LU (2020) In Current History 119(819). p.258-263
Abstract
Russia has become a magnet for migrant workers from other post-Soviet countries, especially Central Asians. Although Russian business elites generally welcome this cheap labor source, the government has deferred to, and at times encouraged, xenophobic popular sentiment. Steadily tightening immigration rules have forced many foreign workers into the informal economy, where they are vulnerable to exploitation. The pandemic and accompanying lockdowns have only added to their difficulties.
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COVID 19, migration politics, Central Asian migrants, Russia
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Current History
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119
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819
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6 pages
publisher
University of California Press
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  • scopus:85094600295
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0011-3530
DOI
10.1525/curh.2020.119.819.258
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Migration, Shadow Economy and Parallel Legal Orders in Russia
Migration and Legal Cultures in Post-Soviet Societies: Ethnographic Study of Uzbek Migrant Workers and Their Families
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English
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  title        = {Precarious Times for Central Asian Migrants in Russia},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/83936845/CURH119819_02_Urinboyev.pdf},
  doi          = {10.1525/curh.2020.119.819.258},
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