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Russia's migrant workers live under the radar

They make up 15% of the workforce and are often subjected to low pay, mistreatment and discrimination

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Migrants in Russia clean city streets and maintain huge residential buildings. They hail from countries such as Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Georgia, playing a key role in the manufacturing, retail and service sectors.

Washington

ON A brutally cold day in February, hundreds of labourers from Uzbekistan mill around in the snow and mud of a construction site 10 miles outside Moscow. Surrounding them are a series of unfinished 18-storey apartment blocks meant to serve as homes for Russian military officers

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