From Central Asia to Moscow, Riding the Bribery Express

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Migrant workers arrive in Khujand, Tajikistan, early in the morning for buses to take them to Russia for employment.

There are three ways Central Asian guest workers travel to Russia, the magnet that draws millions of Kyrgyz, Tajiks and Uzbeks each year. The most expensive is by plane. Train is less pricey. Bus is cheaper still, but it’s also the slowest and most prone to scams from beginning to end.

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Konstantin Salomatin is a freelance photojournalist based in Moscow.

From Central Asia to Moscow, Riding the Bribery Express

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