Tag: gastarbeiters

Labor Migrants’ Departure Hitting Russians Where They Live

February 18, 2015

Staunton, February 18 – Many Russians have long been accustomed to thinking of immigrant workers as undesirable alines, but the departure of so many of them as a result of the economic crisis and new government restrictions on immigration is beginning to affect Russians where they live – and some of them may soon be […]

The ‘Immigrant Threat’ Theme Returns to Russian Media

July 14, 2014

Staunton, July 13 – For most of the last six months, the Moscow media have talked about little else than Ukraine, thus shifting the concerns of many Russians away from the issue of immigration from Central Asia and the Caucasus. Now, those same outlets are again focusing on immigrants as a threat. On the one […]

Will Russian Extremists Target Chinese Replacements for Central Asian Gastarbeiters?

June 17, 2014

Staunton, June 16 – Attacks in Russia on gastarbeiters from Central Asia and the Caucasus are a major reason for a 20 percent decline in the number of such immigrants over the last year, and human rights experts predict that the rising tide of xenophobia there will increase the frequency and possible violence of such […]