Uzbekistan: Ruble’s Rout Breeds Uncertainty for Central Asian Migrants

Migrant workers ride in a bus through northern Kazakhstan in May 2014 on their way to find employment in Russia. As the value of the Russian ruble continues to fall, labor migrants from Central Asia say they are less inclined to work in Russia. (Photo: Konstantin Salomatin)

Sardor Abdullayev, a construction worker from eastern Uzbekistan, had planned to go to Russia next spring to join relatives working construction sites in the Volga River city of Samara. But now, he says, “I am better off staying at home and driving a taxi.”
 

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Uzbekistan: Ruble’s Rout Breeds Uncertainty for Central Asian Migrants

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