Translated title of the contribution: Transformation of the migration policy of states during the pandemic period

Vladimir J. Zorin, Vladimir A. Voloh, Vera A. Suvorova

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Introduction. The article is devoted to the transformation of migration policies during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. The article discusses changes in migration processes in connection with the COVID-19. The aim of the article is to illustrate how the countries’ migration policy has changed due to the pandemic and what measures have been developed to support migrants. Methods and materials. The research methodology includes general scientific research methods, such as analysis, synthesis, content analysis and the aristotelian method. As well as specific scientific methods, such as comparative legal and system analysis. The empirical basis of the study is the data of the General Administration for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the United Nations (UN). Analysis. The authors conducted a comparative analysis of migration policies of various countries during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Considerable attention is paid to the measures taken by countries to provide various types of support to migrants. The authors also analyzed the activities of international organizations and the civil society. The authors concluded that measures to restrain the pandemic affected the implementation of funded integration projects in the European countries, some activities were postponed, however, the European countries made certain efforts to adopt new integration practices to support migrants during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussion. The authors assessed the further development of migration processes and countries migration policies. Results. The authors effectuated a conclusion that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the transformation of migration processes and migration policies. The authors focused on how events in the migration sphere would develop, and what changes would take place in the migration policy of the Russian Federation. The research results presented in the article can be used to improve the migration policy of the Russian Federation in relation to labour migrants and to develop regulatory migration measures.

Translated title of the contributionTransformation of the migration policy of states during the pandemic period
Original languageRussian
Pages (from-to)34-44
Number of pages11
JournalVestnik Volgogradskogo Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta, Seriia 4: Istoriia, Regionovedenie, Mezhdunarodnye Otnosheniia
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Migration policy of foreign countries
  • Migration policy of the Russian Federation
  • Migration processes
  • Pandemic of coronavirus infection COVID-19
  • Transformation


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