Kyrygz in Moscow
I was in Moscow with my Kyrgyz friend, who recently moved to Moscow from Bishkek. He got fired from work and sought a new opportunity in Moscow. But, he couldn’t find the work he wanted and couldn’t afford one room apartment with his wife. When I met him in Moscow, he invited me to come to his place, and it turned out that the place was full of immigrant workers, sharing one room with 3 to 10 people. They were mostly immigrant workers from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. “That’s how we live,” said many of the residents. I felt as if I came back to Kyrgyzstan, as they speak Kyrgyz language, cook their food and listen their music. It’s not something new about immigrants from central Asia in Moscow, but after the violence and revolution in Kyrgyzstan, there are more coming, but a lot of them find out that there is not much work left since there are already so many of immigrant workers.
It’s just is just a beginning, but I’m hoping to keep shooting immigrants in Russia and their families back home.