"Well-written and well-structured publication on the highly topical issue of migration in the post-Soviet area. Easy to read and extremely useful for multidisciplinary research."—Prof. Roman Petrov, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
"Sobering, critical, and well-cooked research on migration within the Post-Soviet space. A must-read for scholars on Russian and Eurasian studies worldwide."—Dr Ivan Timofeev, Program Director of Russian International Affairs Council, Russia
“Dr. Gulina offers a fresh and truly complete consideration of migration in the post-Soviet space, not only as a key factor in consolidating the ethnic and national identities of the region’s newly independent states, but as an extension of foreign policy and geopolitics as a tool in the hands of governments. Her treatment of the interplay of territorial conflicts in Central Asia, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe with population movements within and out of the post-Soviet region is an especially timely and important contribution. This work draws on a vast trove of primary source material, and sets a high bar for objectivity and methodological rigor.”—Dr. Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, Washington, USA
"An excellent presentation of all relevant aspects of migration from and within Eastern Europe since the 1990s providing a fresh perspective that is usually missing in the EU's current debate on this topical issue.
Gulina reminds us of how much national identity and regional political interest determine migration-related legislation concepts on the European continent and how this also connects with political conflicts in the post-Soviet space."—Mirko Kruppa, Head of Politics of the European Union Delegation in Russia
"It is a remarkable research and an outstanding review of developments in the area of migration between respective former states of the USSR and the regional successor entities and groupings such as NIS, CIS, EAEU or GUAM. It touches upon migration as a tool for pursuing internal and external political ambitions, sometimes reaching the limits of politics, where frictions and conflicts start."—Dr. Radim Žák, Regional Coordinator for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Vienna, Austria
"One of the best documented and systematic records of the history of migration within the post-Soviet space and beyond its borders written by a Russian living in Europe who deeply understands the mechanisms of both the migration from the newly independent states to Russia and from Russia to the West."—Dr. Vladislav Inozemtzev, director of the Moscow-based Centre for Research on Post-Industrial Societies, a non-profit think-tank
“This book constitutes a unique resource of migration politics of the former Soviet Republics; it is empirically rich and analytically nuanced. Gulina reveals migration as a geopolitical, demographical and social challenge for the countries in the region.”—Saidasror Saidov, Chief of the Migration Department at the Ministry of Labour, Migration and Employment of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan