This paper presents and discusses the findings of a desk review on the state of migration and sexual and reproductive health (SRH) of the populations in migrant-sending countries, including Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. In addition, it considers the qualitative data on the access of Central Asian internal and external migrants to antenatal and perinatal care, family planning services, and contraception, including condoms, safe abortion (legal in all countries under consideration), treatment of sexually transmitted infections,
As coronavirus quarantine period is increasing, concerns are growing about its possible impact on international migrants and students. The article discusses the basics of quarantine concept and its impact during COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of study is to develop scale to determine relationship between such factors as financial stability, living condition, educational condition, social life and physiological reactions with psychological stability and life satisfaction of international students in Russia. The focus is done on international students of Russian universities.
Migrants are one of the vulnerable groups for whom confronting an emergency, whether it be a hurricane or an epidemic, usually carries a particularly high risk that can be mitigated or intensified depending on the reaction of the group. Available academic literature largely contains expert opinions and is less likely to be grounded in empirical evidence. This literature demonstrates that the situation of migrants across different countries, including Russia, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic can be qualified as vulnerable in terms of epidemiological and economic risks.
Introduction of digital technologies affects different aspects of social life and leads to a gradual shift to digital society. Lockdown measures restricting social contacts to prevent the spread of COVID19 boosted digital interactions, and these changes primarily concern the youth. The data of the Covid19 International Student Wellbeing Study suggest that digital format enabled students to interact with each other during selfisolation. Penetration of digital technologies into life intensified intergenerational, interpersonal and common social interactions.
The authors suggest a simple regression model of COVID-19 highest incidence prognosis in Russia on the basis of the revealed correlation between the duration of coronavirus peak (plateau) and air traffic volume. The study base included 37 countries in Europe, South America and Asia. Cluster analysis on the basis of the Euclidean metric for these countries showed the necessity of classifying the USA and China into a separate group, which gave grounds to exclude these countries from the analysis. In addition, Ireland was excluded from the analysis due to its special geographical location.
Abstract: The results of an analysis of changes in the atmospheric air quality in Moscow during the lockdown period and the decline in business activity caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic are presented. The observed changes in urban air pollution represent a unique experiment to assess the impact of various anthropogenic influences on the composition of atmospheric air. The influence of weather factors and transport activity on the level of pollution in the spring of 2020 is considered.
The COVID-19 pandemic determined the necessity for prompt diagnostics and optimal routing of patients, followed by rehabilitation and secondary prevention, as domestic tourism intensifies. The epidemic increased the importance of digital systems for the tourism service market. Digitalization took leading positions in the tourism industry and made market participants adapt to these changes for optimizing their activities and increasing revenues.
The article examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the position of Central Asian labor migrants in Russia. The article notes the significant role of labor migration in the formation of Russia’s gross domestic product and budget. The ethnic specialization of Central Asian labor migrants in the Russian economy is described: Migrants from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan work in construction and agriculture, those from Kyrgyzstan—in trade, the service sphere and public catering.
In this brief, the authors examine Russian media discourses on domestic violence during the COVID-19 global pandemic. With the introduction of restrictive measures against the virus, such as physical distancing measures, cordoning off cities, a 2-week travel quarantine, and others, media reports started to emphasize growing numbers of domestic violence cases and the insufficiency of measures to help the victims. Russian media frequently linked the incidents of violence under lockdown to the absence of adequate legislative measures.