Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 147

Ten thousand miners continue to strike for unpaid wages in Primorsky krai in Russia’s far east. Over the weekend, the regional prosecutor asked the courts to declare the strikes illegal. The miners insist that their cause is just, and that it was not the workers who broke their labor contract, but the employer — the semiprivatised coal-producing company, Rosugol — when it failed to pay the workers’ wages. (ORT, July 28)

Yeltsin Rejects Duma Defense Bills.