Ukraine Today has spoken with a family in Tajikistan, residents of Eloki, just two hours' drive west of the capital Dushanbe, where family members working in Russia are a vital source of income.

This year’s dramatic fall of Russian ruble means financial troubles for these people. With new dollar-ruble exchange rates, migrant workers from Central Asian states of the former Soviet Union face a challenge to send their families at least some money.

This year the ruble has dropped more than 50 percent against the US dollar, and Russia faces a full-blown currency crisis.

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