Russia Migrant’s Handbook

Posted December 3rd, 2012 at 9:16 pm (UTC+0)
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Next: A talking snow shovel? In this "Labor Migrant's Handbook" printed in October to help migrant workers deal with Russia, gastarbeiters were portrayed as smiling paintbrushes, mops, and brooms. AP Photo:  Dmitry Lovetsky

In this photo made Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, an illustration a Labor Migrant’s Handbook reads HIP prevention in St. Petersburg, Russia. The brochure containing practical advice on how to deal with border guards, police and other authorities was illustrated with images in which migrant workers were represented as paint brushes, brooms and other tools. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

James Brooke
James Brooke is the Russia/CIS bureau chief for Voice of America. A lifelong journalist, he covered West Africa, Brazil, the American Rocky Mountain States, Canada, and Japan/Korea for The New York Times. A resident of Moscow since 2006, he was first Bloomberg bureau chief for the region. In 2010, he joined VOA. In addition to writing Russia Watch, his weekly blog, he also does video, radio and web reports from Russia and the former USSR.

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James Brooke is VOA Moscow bureau chief, covering Russia and the former USSR. With The New York Times, he worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa, Latin America, Canada and Japan/Koreas. He studied Russian in college during the Brezhnev years, first visited Moscow as a reporter during the final months of Gorbachev, and then came back for reporting forays during the Yeltsin and early Putin years. In 2006, he moved to Moscow to report for Bloomberg. He joined VOA in Moscow in 2010. Follow Jim on Twitter @VOA_Moscow.

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