Answer to Human Rights Watch

The response of the Strabag company representative to Human Rights Watch’s approach in relation to a migrant worker’s complaint.

During the Sochi Olympics, Strabag, an Austrian company co-owned since 2007 by Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska (http://www.strabag.com/databases/internet/_public/content.nsf/web/BE7782B9E4975D46C1257A0D00408636), used subcontractor Rai, which did not pay its migrant workers. Possibly in order to free up funds to pay cuts to officials, the company, Rai, massively employed migrants without pay at the construction of 5-star hotels in the Olympic Village. After finishing the work, the migrants were detained by Russian police and deported.

For more Deripaska related links, see here and here.