Moving from Tajikistan to Russia: myths and reality

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14515/monitoring.2019.2.14

Keywords:

intermediaries of migration processes, push and pull factors of migration, labor migration

Abstract

The article presents the results of the author's empirical research in Russia and Tajikistan in 2017-2018. The aim of the research was to compare the expectations of the migrants with reality. The research was conducted using  in-depth interview technique, four groups of informants participated: labor migrants (N=40, Samara, Ivanovo, Moscow) and intermediaries providing them with official documents and work in Russia (N=12, Samara, Ivanovo, Moscow), citizens of Tajikistan ready to leave Tajikistan for Russia (N=20, Dushanbe) and representatives of trade unions and employers of Tajikistan (N=4, Dushanbe, Khujand, Bokhtar (former Kurgan-Tube)).

Acknowledgment. The article was prepared with the support of the Russian Science Foundation, project № 17-78-20107.

Author Biographies

Pavel P. Lisitsyn, St. Petersburg University

  • St. Petersburg University, St. Petersburg, Russia
    • Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Associate Professor
  • St. Petersburg State University of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia
    • Associate Professor

Alexandr M. Stepanov, St. Petersburg University

  • Saint Petersburg University, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Cand. Sci. (Soc.), Assistant Professor
  • St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Saint Petersburg, Russia
    • Reserch Fellow

 

 

Published

2019-02-06

Issue

Section

COMPARATIVE MIGRATION STUDIES