DMA Dialogues | The Eurasian Economic Union: Repaving Central Asia’s Road to Russia?
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The Eurasian Economic Union: Repaving Central Asia’s Road to Russia?

The Eurasian Economic Union: Repaving Central Asia’s Road to Russia?

In recent decades Russia has been increasingly reliant on Central Asian migrant workers. Those workers, in turn, have sent back remittances that have been crucial for their countries of origin. Since 2015, many of these ex-Soviet countries have come together in the Eurasian Economic Union to solidify their bonds and ease migrants’ passage to Russia. This article explores the bloc and how it reflects Russia’s role in the region.