Due to the economic crisis, the flow of labor migrants from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan reoriented in the opposite direction - home. Tengrinews.kz refers to the figures released by the Federal Migration Service of Russia
FMS of Russia published new data about the number of different nationalities in Russia by January 13 of the new year, according to which the number of migrant workers from Uzbekistan decreased by 18.6 % compared with the previous year. For example, in January 2015 there were 2.8 million Uzbek citizens in Russia. A year later the number decresed by one million people - wrote Kazakh publication.
The flow of funds that migrants send home to relatives decreased significantly.
This is evidenced by statistics of money transfers, which decreased in Uzbekistan to 41 %. During 2015, Uzbek migrants sent $ 700 million home. This figure in 2014 amounted to $ 2 billion.