Eyeing Tajikistan’s Weak Spot, Russia Presses for Integration

New Russian labor migration rules hit Uzbeks and Tajiks the hardest. (Photo: Konstantin Salomatin)

Central Asia’s dependence on remittances from labor migrants in Russia has long given the Kremlin a powerful lever to manipulate the region’s politics. Now, new regulations are making finding work in Russia more costly and difficult for many Central Asian guest workers.
 

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Konstantin Parshin is a freelance writer based in Tajikistan.

Eyeing Tajikistan’s Weak Spot, Russia Presses for Integration

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