American University of Central Asia - AUCA - News Digest No 3

News Digest on Migration in Central Asia No 3

 

Date: February 18-24, 2012

Kazakhstan

 

Migration as a risk factor
In Russian: http://www.kazpravda.kz/c/1328295039.

 

Human Rights Commission under the RK President discusses labor legislation
In Russian: http://www.enbek.gov.kz/node/251155.

 

Kyrgyzstan

 

Almazbek Atambayev banks on educated Kyrgyz nationals who left the country because of objective reasons – Alisher Madanbekov
In English: http://eng.24.kg/cis/2012/02/24/23113.html.

 

Kazakhstan's President agrees to increase duration of stay up to 90 days for Kyrgyz citizens
In Russian: http://www.ca-news.org/news/903541 or here.

 

Deputy Head of State Registration Service Bolot Junusov to be Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the Russian Federation
In Russian: http://www.zpress.kg/news/news_only/33/38216/598.py.

 

National Security Committee expresses its concern on losing control over migration flows in case of introducing visa-free regime in Kyrgyzstan
In Russian: http://www.ca-news.org/news/903021 or here.

 

45 young specialists from KR to be employed in St. Petersburg in March – Minister A. Alymkuov
In Russian: http://www.ca-news.org/news/902061 or here.

 

Ex-President R. Otunbaeva got introduced to state bodies’ work on Indian diasporas abroad during her visit to India
In Russian: http://www.ca-news.org/news/904071 or here.

 

Out of 4,635 unauthorized houses only 1,500 can be legalized in new settlements around Bishkek
In Russian: http://www.ca-news.org/news/904081 or here.

 

Unemployed Kyrgyzstanis to get jobs in Russia
In Russian: http://www.zpress.kg/news/news_only/33/38198/767.py.

 

8.6% of population in Kyrgyzstan are unemployed
In Russian: http://www.24.kg/community/122054-v-kyrgyzstane-86-procenta-naseleniya-sostavlyayut.html.

 

Mufti to disciple migrants from Kyrgyzstan in good morals and proper behavior in Russia’s Chita
In Russia: http://www.ca-news.org/news/902601 or here.

 

More than 14 thousand unemployed registered in Osh oblast
In Russian: http://www.24.kg/community/122016-v-oshskoj-oblasti-kyrgyzstana-zaregistrirovano.html.

 

106,700 Kyrgyzstanis officially worked in Russia in 2011
In Russia: http://www.24.kg/cis/122052-v-2011-godu-106-tysyach-700-grazhdan-kyrgyzstana.html.

 

“Ar-Namys” faction hear results of KR Embassy in Russia inspection: financial violation of 5 million som revealed
In Russian: http://for.kg/ru/news/174692/.

 

Uzbekistan

 

Uzbek authorities eased residence registration in Tashkent
In Russian: http://www.vesti.uz/diaspora//article/28585.

 

Labor migrants from Uzbekistan are the most law abiding
In Russian: http://www.vesti.uz/migration//article/28555.

 

Uzbek and Turkmen citizens on a trial case for human trafficking
In Russian: http://www.ca-news.org/news/901241 or here.

 

Tajikistan

 

Recommendations on introducing amendments in Draft Law “On Labor Migration of Citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan Abroad”, Human Rights Center and International federation on Human Rights
In Russian: here.

 

Tajik officials meet with migration authorities in Russia’s Tyumen
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/17/tadzhikskie_chinovniki_vstretilis_ s_migracionnymi_vlastyami_tyumeni.

 

Tajik ambassador, Qatari labor minister discuss cooperation on labor migration
In English: http://news.tj/en/news/tajik-ambassador-qatari-labor-minister-discuss-cooperation-labor-migration.

 

First group of Tajik migrants receive ‘labor patents’ in Moscow
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/21/pervaya_gruppa_tadzhikskikh_ migrantov_poluchila_v_moskve_trudovye_patenty.

 

Tajik Culture Center opens in Moscow
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/23/v_moskve_otkryt_kul_turnyy_ centr_tadzhikov.

 

Tajik labor migrants issues discussed in Krasnodar Krai
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/21/voprosy_prebyvaniya_tadzhikskikh_ trudovykh_migrantov_obsuzhdeny_v_krasnodarskom_krae.

 

Job fair held in Khudjand
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/17/v_khudzhande_sostoyalas_yarmarka_ svobodnykh_rabochikh_mest.

 

Tajik diaspora did not participate in events in Egypt
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/21/tadzhikskaya_diaspora_ne_prinimal_ uchastie_v_sobytiyakh_egipta.

 

In Liningrad oblast Tajiks rob illegal migrants
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/20/v_lenoblasti_urozhency_tadzhikistana_ grabili_nelegal_nykh_migrantov.

 

Escaped Gastarbeiter from detention center returns

In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/22/bezhavshiy_iz_centra_soderzhaniya_ migrantov_gastarbayter_prishel_nazad.

 

Russia

 

Introducing amendments in migration registration rules for foreign citizens
In Russian: http://www.brp-group.com/node/265.

 

Amendments in package of documents to apply for accompanying family members’ invitation
In Russian: http://www.brp-group.com/node/260.

 

FMS Head K. Romodanovsky suggests strict punishment for organizers of illegal migration
In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1265.

 

Prohorov proposes closing Russian borders with Central Asian states and introducing visa regime
In Russian: http://www.ca-news.org/news/900741 or here.

 

Deputy of Moscow State Duma proposes ban for CIS migrants to bring their family members to Russia
In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1266.

 

Labor migrants take 7% of jobs in Russia
In Russian: http://rabota.mail.ru/news/1711/.

 

Onishenko does not trust medical services of Asian countries checking migrants
In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1274.

 

Police to be instructed on behaviour towards migrants
In Russian: http://www.migrator.ru/news/?id=391.

 

Onishenko concerned about migrants living in basements
In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1269.

 

Medical and legal issues of migration discussed in Moscow
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/23/v_moskve_obsudili_medicinskie_ i_pravovye_aspekty_migracii.

 

Nearly 3.5 million illegal migrants work in Russia
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/22/v_rossii_rabotayut_okolo_3_5_millionov_ nelegal_nykh_migrantov.

 

More than 3 million migrants working in Russia do not pay taxes
In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1270.

 

Moscow develops ways to teach migrants’ children
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/22/v_moskve_prorabatyvayut_podkhody_k_ obucheniyu_detey_migrantov.

 

Growing threat of purchase of fake medical record sheets in Russia
In Russian: http://www.1tv.ru/news/health/198440.

 

For migrants planning to work in private entities
In Russian: http://ufms.omsk.ru/www/ufms.nsf/0/FD4A4EB296D66C26C62579A6002EC668?.

 

Around 100 nationalists detained at Manezhnaya Square, witnesses report violence against migrants
In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1268.

 

5 people to be judged for issuing fake documents to migrants
In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1271.

 

Bilateral/Multilateral

 

BWI Affiliates in Central Asia Sign Agreement to Protect Migrant Workers
In English: http://connect.bwint.org/?p=440.

 

FMS Head: No plan for CIS visa regime
In English: http://news.tj/en/news/russia-no-plan-cis-visa-regime.

 

Expanding horizons of partnership
In Russian: http://www.kazpravda.kz/c/1329959298.

 

Two check-points to open at Kyrgyz-Kazakh Border
In Russian: http://24news.kz/world/84019.html.

 

Migrants from Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan detained at a construction site in Kalachinsk during a raid
In Russian: http://ufms.omsk.ru/www/ufms.nsf/0/8C77BAD9F5422C04C62579A70033D37B?OpenDocument.

 

8 people escaped from migrant detention center in St. Petersburg
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/22/v_peterburge_iz_centra_soderzhaniya_ migrantov_sbezhali_vosem_chelovek.

 

85 foreign citizens working at a large-scale construction site miss work permit
In Russian: http://ufms.omsk.ru/www/ufms.nsf/0/9C2418711A8A2783C62579A7001DF268?.

 

Analytics

 

M. Egamzod: New Tajik Culture Center in Moscow to reclaim good reputation of Tajiks
In Russian: http://www.toptj.com/News/2012/02/23/m_egamzod_otkrytie_kul_ turnogo_centra_v_moskve_sposobstvuet_vosstanovleniyu_dobrogo_imeni_tadzhikov

 

Migrants to be included in labor structure
In Russian: http://rus.ruvr.ru/radio_broadcast/no_program/66686301.html.

 

Russia changes labor migration laws
In Russian: http://www.1tv.ru/news/social/197524.

 

K. Sharipov: Statement of the Moscow Housing and Public Utilities Department’s Head can be taken as an element of striking a conflict
In Russian: http://tajmigrant.com/rukovoditel-departamenta-zhkx-i-blagoustrojstva-stolicy-andrej-cybin-kotoryj-upotrebil-v-otnoshenii-zakonoposlushnyx-gastarbajterov-glagol-borotsya-element-razzhiganiya.html.

 

Abuse at state border. Prayer before take-off at Dushanbe-Moscow train
In Russian: http://tajmigrant.com/proizvol-na-gosgranice-molitva-pered-otpravkoj-poezda-dushanbe-moskva.html.

 

Migration in Kyrgyzstan: debate a matter in mind
In Russian: http://www.zpress.kg/news/news_only/6/38202/155.py.

 

Bishkek and Lagos: form and shape…
In Russian: http://www.vb.kg/blogs/mmiroshnik/2012/02/11/178494_bishkek_i_lagos_ po_obrazy_i_podobiu.html.

 

These chains so united, so powerful…
In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1262.

 

Russians are ready to tolerate migrants
In Russian: http://www.migrant.ru/news.php?id=1267.

 

Publications

 

“Labor Markets and the Financial Crisis: Evidence from Tajikistan”, by Antje Kroeger and Kristina Meier, German Institute for Economic Research, 2011
In English: here.

 

News of Labor Migration from Tajikistan. Review of media on CA and RF No 34
In Russian: here.

 

“Enhancing the contribution of migration to the development of migrants, communities and states”, Draft Concept Paper, Global Forum on Migration and Development, Mauritius 2012
In English: here.

 

 “Migration. XXI century” Journal, No 10
In Russian: here.

 

The Annual Report 2011 for the Project “Legal Assistance to Migrants in Krasnodar region”, by non-profit organization “Southern Regional Resource Center”
In English: here.

 

Announcements

 

“The art of living together” First International Contest on Best Mass Media Item on Integration of Labor Migrants and Migration Policy in RF, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

In Russian: here.

 


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