Ushtobe

Far from Distant Shores: Identity Limbo in the Korean Diaspora

Ushtobe

Ushtobe, Kazakhstan, 2016

Ushtobe was the first place to which Koreans were deported in 1937 as part of Stalin’s policy of forced population transfer. Although today it known as the Korean district of Kazakhstan, most Koryo-saram have moved to larger cities in search of socioeconomic success.