Institute of Sociology
of the Federal Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Rakhmonov A.Kh. (2021). Education of migrant children as a contribution to Russia’s future. Upravlenie

Rakhmonov A.Kh. (2021). Education of migrant children as a contribution to Russia’s future. Upravlenie / Management (in Russian), 9 (3), pp. 137–146. DOI:
ISSN 2309-3633
DOI 10.26425/2309-3633-2021-9-3-137-146

Posted on site: 01.11.21



The article explores the relationship between education and migration, statistics of children from migrant families in educational institutions in Russia, access to education for children from migrant families in Russia, and the integration of migrant children in schools in Russia. Recommendations on state interaction with the children of migrants are offered. Population movements and migration processes are an integral part of human history. Another modern phenomenon, globalisation, entails fundamental changes in the world and the world market. Migration is a constant concomitant phenomenon of these changes. Education plays a crucial role in supporting third-country migrants in adapting to a new country and culture as well as in building social relations in their host communities. Education is a key resource for participating in the economic, social, political and cultural life in today’s education and knowledge society. Experience has repeatedly shown that differences in occupational status and chances on the labour market and associated income, social welfare living standards and public reputation, as well as differences in political, social and cultural participation, are linked to differences in educational attainment. Social integration of migrants through participation in the institutions of the host society, such as the education system and the labor market, is undoubtedly one of the most significant social problems in Russian society. For migrant children, language and structural assimilation in the education system in the sense of formal equality of opportunity are key to social integration in the host country. The main donor countries, from which most people migrate to Russia, are primarily the CIS countries. About 30 % of the total flow of migrants in Russia, finding with family and children. The birth rate among migrants is higher than local ones. Accordingly, Russia faces a big challenge, led by migrant children, from whom it can get a big contribution in the future, if they get a good education. The main problems faced by migrant children in Russian schools are lack of knowledge of the Russian language, discrimination, refusals of enrolment, etc. The aim of the study is to examine the educational situation of migrant children in Russian schools, as well as their education as a contribution to the future of Russia.