For years, Russia’s big cities have been a source of employment and income for the people of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Now, as sanctions undermine the Russian economy, they and their families will also feel the pinch.
Rysbek, a labor migrant from Kyrgyzstan, makes deliveries for a supermarket chain in Moscow. Due to Western sanctions on Russia, he and many of his colleagues may lose their jobs. (Credit: OCCRP)