Being an Armenian Migrant

It’s hard being a migrant. It’s especially hard being a migrant from a developing country. Anywhere you go, there will be an indelible mark that allows other people to feel justified in calling you inferior, in stripping you of rights or merely condemning you for “taking jobs.”

A whole article can be posted about this, but I just want to point you all to a story with a happy ending of two Armenian brothers escaping from forced labor in Russia. It’s a great (short) story, which I’ll let you all enjoy yourselves, but I want to particularly draw attention to the actions of the Russian government.

Hopefully, Armenia’s recent visa facilitation agreement with Europe will make it easier for Armenian migrants to travel and find recourse when their rights are abused.


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