Radio Free never takes money from corporate interests, which ensures our publications are in the interest of people, not profits. Radio Free provides free and open-source tools and resources for anyone to use to help better inform their communities. Learn more and get involved at

Kyrgyz migrant workers stranded at an airport in the Russian city of Novosibirsk resorted to desperate measures to highlight their struggle to get back home. About 200 Kyrgyz citizens had been camped out at Tolmachevo Airport since March 27, when both Kyrgyzstan and Russia canceled international flights in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Some of them went on a hunger strike after being forced to sleep on hard floors and seating.