Long-haul truckers in Kursk suspended their strike over the weekend but only after officials there agreed not to raise fees or fines on them, yet another indication that the five-week old labor action has brought some real success
The long-haul truckers’ strike, the largest and most consequential labor action in Russia since the end of the USSR, is a development few Russians and even fewer people abroad know about because the Kremlin has given an order to the central and regional media outlets to understate the size of the action and the motives behind it.
The long-haul truckers’ strike is far larger and thus having a much bigger impact on the economy than many suspect not only because the state-controlled media have not been willing to cover it but also because of the specific nature of the truckers’ action and the situations they face with authorities,
Russian officials are dramatically underestimating the threat of Islamist groups now pose to the country, according to Galina Khizriyeva.
For the third time this year, ISIS has declared responsibility for an attack in Dagestan, Caucasian Knot, a regional news service reported. Police pursuing the murderers of the father of the former mayor of Derbent were attacked by a grenade, then shot 4 militants dead; 2 police were killed and 17 wounded in the operation.
Law-enforcers have shot dead another suspected Islamist militant in Dagestan. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic policies. The previous issue is here. Recent Translations: –The Non-Hybrid War –Kashin Explains His ‘Letter to Leaders’ on ‘Fontanka Office’ –TV Rain […]