The Russian Anti-Doping Agency will collect athlete samples during the World Aquatics Championship ©AFP/Getty Images

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) will collect samples from athletes at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, the International Swimming Federation (FINA) have announced.

Under the supervision of FINA’s Doping Control Commission, appointed for the Championship, samples will be analysed in the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) accredited laboratory of Moscow.

The decision was agreed upon at a meeting attended by Professor Andrew Pipe, chairman of the FINA Doping Control Review Board, Professor Cees-Rein van den Hoogenband, the FINA Sports Medicine Committee chairman and members of the Kazan 2015 Organising Committee.

Representatives from RUSADA and the WADA-accredited laboratory of Moscow were also present at the meeting.

FINA state that the procedure is similar to the one organised for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and alongside the Ministry of Sports of Russia are collaborating on the process.

But the involvement of RUSADA comes at a time after a host of Russians have been implicated in scandals, with a German TV documentary last year alleging RUSADA complicity in a "systematic" doping programme within the Russian athletics team.

All the aquatics disciplines are due to feature at the World Championships in August
All the aquatics disciplines are due to feature at the World Championships in August ©Kazan 2015

Additionally FINA have approached other accredited laboratories with the offer of inviting some of their experts to collaborate with the laboratory of Moscow during the Championships on the analysis of the samples.

The World Aquatics Championships are set to see the introduction of mixed relays in the 4x100 metres medley relay and the 4x100m freestyle relay, following a successful introduction to last year's World Short Course Championships in Doha.

Diving, swimming, synchronised swimming, open water and water polo are all set to feature at the Championships, which are due to take place from July 24 to August 9 in the Russian city.

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