Immigration Reform in Russia

February 07, 2013 // 4:00pm5:30pm

Part of IERES’ Behind the Headlines Series

Russia receives the second most immigrants in the world after the United States. Due to this fact, immigration reform and the national migration concept have been the primary focus of federal migration policy debates in recent years. The speakers will offer their views on Russian immigration law and enforcement and the national migration concept adopted in June 2012. They will discuss the expansion of illegal migration from former Soviet republics, the employment of foreign citizens (including highly-skilled migrants), and issues related to the removal of foreign nationals.
Olga Gulina, Junior Professor, Law Institute, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in
Samara, received a Starovoitova Fellowship to examine the topic “Human Rights vs. Migrant rights: Key Legislative Challenges and Political Developments in Modern Society.”
Alisa Oblezova, Senior Lecturer, Labor Law and Social Security Department, Perm State University is also currently based at the Kennan Institute on a Kennan-Fulbright grant to study “Prevention of Discrimination against Migrant Workers in Labor Law: Comparative Analysis of the Legislative and Law-Enforcement Practices in Russia and the U.S.”
Voesar Conference Room
1957 E Street NW, Suite 412
This event is on the record
The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES)
The Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University The George Washington University
1957 E Street, NW • Suite 412 • Washington, DC 20052
Tel 202-994-6340 • Fax 202-994-5436 • Email • facebook • newsletter •
Event Speakers List: 
  • Alisa Oblezova // Former Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholar
    Senior Lecturer, Labor Law and Social Security Department, Perm State University
  • Olga Gulina // Former Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
    Junior Professor, Law Institute, Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in Samara
Back to top

Experts & Staff

Kennan Scholars

For a complete list of current scholars in residence, click here.

Contact the Kennan Institute

Tel: (202) 691-4100
Fax: (202) 691-4247

Kennan Kyiv Project

Україна, Київ
вул. Еспланадна 20, офіс 629
тел/факс: (+380 44) 461 99 20

Wilson Center Photo Gallery

Browse or share photos from the Wilson Center’s events.

To Attend an Event

Unless otherwise noted:

Meetings listed on this page are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required unless otherwise noted. All meetings take place at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Please see map and directions. Allow time for routine security procedures. A photo ID is required for entry.

To confirm time and place, contact Maria-Stella Gatzoulis on the day of the event: tel. (202) 691-4188. Check this page for the latest updates and notices.