August 2013 Moldovans in the Russian Federation: socio-economic profile and policy challenges

The phenomenon of circularmigration from the Republic of Moldova, typical for the migration to the Russian Federation, has not been studied sufficiently.Even less is known about the permanent migrants in Russia.This study will specifically underline these aspects.

The main objectives of this study are to establish a specification of socio-demographic and economic profile ofMoldovan migrants and representatives of Moldovan diaspora in the Russian Federation, problems related to their integration in the Russian Federation, future personal and family plans, and investment perspectives into the economy of Moldova and Russia. Taking into account the diversity of the objectives, the method of simultaneous survey in both sending and receiving countries based on agreed methods was applied.

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