The feeling of ‘home’ and ‘ontological security’ are central in social and psychological integration of both migrants and local residents. In Russia, for most Central Asian migrants the feeling of ‘home’ is often in clear contradiction with daily practices in Russia. The tightening economic situation, collapse of the rouble and the ambivalent migration legislation, of course, affect the integration of migrants and a feeling of security in the new countries of residence.

J Virkkunen
University of Eastern Finland Yliopistokatu str., 2, PL 111, Joensuu, Finland, 80101

PhD (Geography), Senior Researcher, Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu (Finland)

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