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Dreams fade for unpaid Sochi Olympic workers

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Tashkent Ibragimov initially jumped at the chance to work on Sochi's Olympic construction, hoping the earnings would help his family in Uzbekistan. Instead, the job left him broke and humiliated. 

Labourers go for lunch at a construction site for the Sochi 2014 Olympics, on April 27, 2011. Earlier this month, international rights group Human Rights Watch published a report highlighting the "exploitation" at Sochi.

Having already worked in Russia's far eastern Vladivostok constructing hotels for last year's high-profile Asia-Pacific Economic Summit, Ibragimov "thought it would be good in Sochi as well".

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