A Russian economics expert believes that migrant laborers working in Russia might become negatively impacted by Western sanctions imposed on Russia in 8-12 months time. Migrants themselves do not feel any particular impact at the moment.
The cotton harvest has started in Uzbekistan and at least one of the schools in Kokand is losing most of its teachers (40 out 75). Those left behind are supposed to cover for their colleagues’ classes while their colleagues are picking cotton.
The 10th annual Cotton and Textile Fair is set to take place in Tashkent on October 13-14. Are there any chances to extend the international boycott on Uzbek cotton to Asian countries, which are expected to be the main buyers at this year’s fair?