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After the Crimea crisis: Employee discrimination in Russia and Ukraine

Plos One. 2020. Vol. 15. No. 10. P. 1-17.
Naidenova I. N., Nesseler C., Parshakov P., Chusovliankin A.

This paper examines the issue of employee discrimination after a political crisis: the annexation of Crimea. The annexation, which resulted in a political crisis in Russian-Ukrainian relations, is a setting which allows us to test if a bilateral political issue caused employee discrimination. We use a quasi-experimental approach to examine how the political crisis influenced participation in major sports leagues in Russia and Ukraine. The results show that the employment conditions significantly worsened since the Crimea crisis started.