Together on the Move: Tajik Migrants in Olympic Sochi, Russia

Behind the games, the awards, the stadiums, are the unsung stories of labor migrants who built the Russian megaplexes we see today during the Winter Olympics taking place in Sochi. As the world celebrates the glamour of these games, let us not forget those who made this spectacle possible. Moreover, the long-term costs to the environment and human rights resulting from overlooked violations to our international standards.

In this article, published by George Washington University, the Together on the Move research team led by Zamira Djabarova, Global Insight’s Central Asia expert, follows Yusuf, one of the thousands of labor migrants who built Sochi as we see it today.

Read Yusuf’s story here.