Do Kotelniki Qualify as an Ethnic And Migrant Enclave? Case-Study of Residents’ Ethnic and Migration Origins in Kotelniki, Moscow’s Sa...
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Andreeva A., Ivanova N., Varshaver E. (2020). Do Kotelniki Qualify as an Ethnic And Migrant Enclave? Case-Study of Residents’ Ethnic and Migration Origins in Kotelniki, Moscow’s Satellite City. Urban studies and practices. Online First. [in Russian]

 

This article gives an account of residential patterns in the Moscow satellite city of Kotelniki, with a particular focus on the residential concentration of migrants and possible ethnic enclavization. The article draws on sociological research conducted using a variety of methods: in-depth and expert interviews, observation, and document analysis. It examines the history of Kotelnikiʼs urban development, the migration waves which formed its current population, the residential preferences and patterns of “migrants” and “locals”, and the factors of migrantsʼ residential concentration including its proximity to the “Sadovod” market and low-priced housing in newly built apartment blocks. In conclusion authors assert the need to better conceptualize the term “enclave” for it to be used in empirical studies, and identify areas for further research regarding places with a concentration of migrantʼ residents and, more broadly, migrantʼ residential patterns in Moscow and Russia.