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Chief of a department at the Agency for External Labor Migration of Uzbekistan, Alisher Ruziev, did not rule out that in the future the flow of labor migrants to Russia may decrease. He noted that the construction industry is now actively developing in Uzbekistan, and wages at some sites was comparable to those in Russia.

“Today, Uzbekistan is experiencing a construction boom and, naturally, our wages are on par with some sites in the Russian Federation... Therefore, in this situation, there may be a tendency for our countrymen returning from the Russian Federation,” he said Mr. Ruziev during a video conference call dedicated to issues of labor migration.

According to Alisher Ruziev, at some large construction sites in Uzbekistan, construction workers are now earning about $500–600 monthly. “Accordingly, it is no longer vible to go to the Russian Federation for such wages,” he added.

He added that over the past two years the agency had recorded a significantly expansion of destinatio the geography of Uzbeks hired abroad, in particular due to the demand for manpower in Europe.

In early June, the President’s spokesman, Sherzod Asadov, said that over the past eight years the number of labor migrants in Russia had dropped from 4–6 million to 1 million.

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