And Central Asian children brought along to Russia

This is the other side of the coin from the story posted this morning about children left behind in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine while parents go off to work in other parts of Europe. In this story, the focus is on children brought along from Central Asia with families going to Russia to live and work.

It states:

     ” The post-Soviet period saw millions of people from Central Asia and the South Caucasus migrate to Russia     in search  of work. One consequence of the mass migration cycle of the past 20 years has been a rise in Kazakh, Uzbek, and other children living in Russian orphanages after being abandoned or taken away from neglectful parents.”

The story is filled with tantalizing statements that give rise to questions left unanswered. It also demonstrates the extreme difficulty of getting information on social orphans–information that is generally the product of a daily grind of research.


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