The COVID-19 Pandemic and Central Asian Migrants in Russia

July 16, 2020The Covid-19 pandemic revealed how Central Asian migrants in Russia are vulnerable to both the spread of the virus and the impact it causes on their livelihoods. Its effects are particularly visible in the everyday living and working conditions of migrants, including for those migrants who are currently serving prison sentences in Russian penal institutions and those who had to bury their relatives/friends/compatriots. Join us in the event where we discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on vulnerable communities of Central Asians in Russia and their remittance-dependent home countries.


– Sherzod Eraliev, Postdoctoral Researcher at Aleksanteri Institute for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, the University of Helsinki

– Rustam Urinboyev, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology of Law at Lund University and Senior Researcher within the ERC-funded “GulagEchoes” project in the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

– Juliette Cleuziou, Assistant Professor in Anthropology at the University Lumière-Lyon 2 (France). 

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