Tajik workers cleaning Moscow streets.
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Tajik migrant workers struggle to make a living in Russia

20 March 2012 Last updated at 12:45 GMT

Every year about one million Tajiks move to Russia in search of work.

But many of them end up having to take the lowest paid jobs due to the language barrier and their unfamiliarity with the legal system.

Karen Zarindast reports.

This video was produced by BBC Persian's Sohrab Zia.