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Konstantin Salomatin

How Plov, a Central Asian Staple, Became a Russian Favorite

Visit a Moscow market, or courtyard, or construction site, and it’s easy...

Tajikistan: Labor Migrants Play for Pride in Own Football League

It’s not all work and no play for a group of Tajik...

From Central Asia to Moscow, Riding the Bribery Express

There are three ways Central Asian guest workers travel to Russia, the...

How I Got Deported from Uzbekistan

I wanted to shoot a story about Uzbek weddings, lavish affairs that...

Russia: Tajikistan War Refugees Still in Limbo

The aluminum sheds were designed to be garden storage, a place to...

Russia: Amid Migrants’ Fears, Kyrgyz Fight Club Emphasizes Self-Defense

Central Asian migrant workers in Russia are dealing with tough times. So...

Russia: Taxi Drivers Force Migrants from Their Profession

It’s Friday evening on Moscow’s Garden Ring road and Alexander Likhachyov is...

Russia: Hunting for Migrants in Moscow

Outside the Altufyevo metro station in northern Moscow a group of about...

Kyrgyzstan: Volleyball Lets Labor Migrants Catch a Break

Every Sunday a group of Central Asian men gather to play volleyball...