Kyrgyzstan: Labor Migrants Grapple with Russian-Language Requirement

Hundreds of thousands of labor migrants from Kyrgyzstan work in Russia and Kazakhstan. (Photo: David Trilling)

Kanybek Bekmurzaev, 32, has a goal this winter. Home from Moscow to visit his elderly mother in southern Kyrgyzstan, he’s using the time to memorize irregular Russian verbs.

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Bakyt Ibraimov contributed reporting.

Kyrgyzstan: Labor Migrants Grapple with Russian-Language Requirement

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