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Are the World Student Games in Russia using 'forced labour'?

16 July 2013 Last updated at 00:03 BST

Kazan in eastern Russia has witnessed a flurry of building activity over the last five years as the city prepared to host the Universiade - or World Student Games - running from 6 to 17 July.

But some teachers and nurses say they were put under pressure to help construct and clean a number of the venues. They claim they were told their jobs could be under threat if they refused.

BBC Russian Service's Olga Ivshina reports.

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