Russia has a very large pool of economic migrants, up to 25% of the
workforce according to some estimates. Although many migrants, many
from former Soviet countries which are now independent, entered
Russia legally, they frequently face bureaucratic obstacles to
legal employment and Russian citizenship, factors which have led to
a very large "shadow economy". This book presents a comprehensive
examination of migrant labour in Russia. It describes the nature of
migrant labour, explores the shadow economy and its unfortunate
consequences, and discusses the rise of popular sentiment against
migrants and the likely impact. The book also sets the Russian
experiences of migrant labour in context, comparing the situation
in Russia with that in other countries with significant migrant
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||Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
• Kaarina Aitamurto
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