Migration from the Newly Independent States

25 Years After the Collapse of the USSR

  • Mikhail Denisenko
  • Salvatore Strozza
  • Matthew Light

Part of the Societies and Political Orders in Transition book series (SOCPOT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. M. Denisenko, M. Light, S. Strozza
    Pages 1-9
  3. General Trends of International Migration in Post-Soviet Space

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Mikhail Denisenko, Nikita Mkrtchyan, Olga Chudinovskikh
      Pages 23-53
    3. Olga Chudinovskikh, Mikhail Denisenko
      Pages 55-80
  4. New Independent States as Countries of Origin and Destination

  5. The Old Centers of Gravitation

  6. New Times: New Roads

About this book


This book discusses international migration in the newly independent states after the collapse of the Soviet Union, which involved millions of people. Written by authors from 15 countries, it summarizes the population movement over the post-Soviet territories, both within the newly independent states and in other countries over the past 25 years. It focuses on the volume of migration flows, the number and socio-demographic characteristics of migrants, migration factors and the situation of migrants in receiving countries. The authors, who include demographers, economists, geographers, anthropologists, sociologists and political scientists, used various methods and sources of information, such as censuses, administrative statistics, the results of mass sample surveys and in-depth interviews. This heterogeneity highlights the multifaceted nature of the topic of migration movements.


Migration Commonwealth of Independent States Emigrants and immigrants Integration of migrants Foreign workers Refugees Factors of migration Migration policy Consequences of migration Repatriation CIS

Editors and affiliations

  • Mikhail Denisenko
    • 1
  • Salvatore Strozza
    • 2
  • Matthew Light
    • 3
  1. 1.National Research University Higher School of EconomicsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Department of Political SciencesUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  3. 3.Centre for CriminologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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