Central Asia: Migrant Workers Finding Opportunity in Russian Far East

Central Asian migrants come to Russia's Far East. (Photo: Evgeny Kuzmin)

Traditionally the bulk of migrant laborers in Russia’s Far East have come from China, with a few North Koreans mixed in. But of late, workers from Central Asia have been pushing their Chinese competitors off the lowest rung on the labor ladder in eastern Siberia.

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Evgeny Kuzmin is a freelance journalist. He worked as an editorial associate for EurasiaNet.org in 2012.

Central Asia: Migrant Workers Finding Opportunity in Russian Far East

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