Last month’s decision of the Russian Duma’s Communist faction to abandon a no-confidence vote in the government has stirred dissent within the Russian Communist Party (CPRF). Central Committee member Leonid Petrovsky told the newspaper Pravda there was "no denying the existence of the gap" between the party leadership and the rank-and-file membership. He said he was in favor of replacing some of the present leaders at the next plenum of the CPRF Central Committee. (Pravda, October 31)
Power Workers in Russian Far East on Indefinite Strike.