Thirty years after the USSR’s collapse, Russia remains a magnet for migrants from the former Soviet Union. Russia’s population totals about 145 million, and the number of migrants reaches into the millions as well, peaking at 12 million in the early 2010s. Why do migrants from post-Soviet countries come to Russia? Does Russia need labor migrants? What kind of employment can migrants count on in Russia?
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