: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian Crisis Continues to Bite for Labour Migrants


Kyrgystan’s membership of a Moscow-led trading bloc has softened the blow for its citizens, but Uzbeks and Tajiks are clearly suffering.The Russian economic crisis continues to bite for Central Asian labour migrants, with thousands of Tajik and Uzbek nationals returning home as remittances plummet.

The exception to the trend appears to be workers from Kyrgyzstan, who seem intent on staying put. Many hope that their country’s membership of the Moscow-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which it joined last August, will help them weather the storm.

Russia’s economy has been hard hit by a raft of Western sanctions signed in March 2014, following …read more

Source: Institute for War & Peace Reporting

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