Migration patterns to Russia from Central Asia and the Baltics since independence Public Deposited

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  • Potter, Elizabeth Anne
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, Russian, Eurasian and East European Concentration
  • This paper examines migration trends in the former Soviet Union with a focus on migration inflows to the Russian Federation since independence. Four countries, three in Central Asia and one as an example of the broader trends in the Baltic countries, Estonia, have been selected for a more thorough analysis. The political and economic conditions since the dissolution of the Soviet Union are assessed for each of these countries and Russia using economic data and internationally recognized political measures. Although there are similarities on how economic and political factors affect migration and broad characterizations of migration periods can be established for the region such as Andrei Korobkov's categorization, migration to Russia is frequently politically or ethnically motivated, although economic reasons offer a viable alternative in certain cases.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies."
  • Jenkins, Robert
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