Most migrant workers want to stay in Russia forever. This is reported by “Vedomosti”.

Some time ago, scientists from the Higher school of Economics (HSE) conducted a study on the impact of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 labor migration in Russia. It was held in the form of a telephone and online survey of the migrants themselves.

According to the study, in April, 33.8% of migrants who worked in Russia before the pandemic lost work. In Moscow, it has lost 40.8% of migrants in the regions with 21.2%. Work lose 18.5% of migrant construction workers, 32.9% of the sellers, 35.4 per cent of domestic workers and nannies and 54.3% of migrants who worked in hotels and restaurants.

“In contrast to the Russian workers, faced with low wages, migrants are faced with the cuts,” — noted in the HSE.

Despite this, 42,8% of workers expressed confidence that they will find in Russia a new job, 42,7% — that can get old. 10% of migrants expressed their intention to return to Russia, then difficulties at home, more than half — to remain in Russia permanently.