Rossen Kostadinov Koroutchev and Ia Iashvili
Rossen Kostadinov Koroutchev is a Master fellow of Geography (2008) and International Relations (2010) from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain, where later in 2014 he defended his PhD thesis about the European Return and Cyclic Migration. He is currently a Research Associate Scientist at the Group of Mediterranean Studies at the same University. His research is focused on Migration, Borders and Development issues.

Ia Iashvili is an Associate Professor of Geography at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Geography from TSU in 1998. Her teaching and research interests are in Transitional Georgia, Migration Studies and Tourism Geography. In 2015 as a Fulbright scholar at Rutgers University (USA) she carried out a scaled research on Georgian labor immigrants in the USA. As an Erasmus scholar she has given intensive courses in Tourism Geography of Georgia at University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2014) and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (2016 and 2017).
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 4, No. 1 | June 2018
Rossen Kostadinov Koroutchev and Ia Iashvili
In this paper we investigate several aspects of the contemporary immigration in post-Soviet Georgia by analyzing some recent trends related to the migration phenomena in the country. Our results are based on an extensive field work with two main groups - one, with skilled foreign immigrants in Georgia, and the other, with return Georgian emigrants, both covering all of the country's territory. Finally, we discuss the return migration and the existing programs of voluntary return between Georgia and other countries, as well as the opportunities for professional realization in the country of the Georgian returnees and the foreign immigrants.
Migration trends, immigration, Georgia, return migration, skilled migration

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