Police have arrested at least 21 long-haul truckers in a protest camp against the Platon system owned by oligarch Arkady Rotenberg, childhood friend of President Vladimir Putin.
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Long-Haul Truckers Win a Victory in Kursk and May Bring Down Dagestani Leader
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
Daghestan’s Long-Haul Truckers Detail Their Grievances in Appeal to Putin
Dagestan’s Long-Haul Truckers Detail Their Grievances in Appeal to Putin 2017-04-27 14:30:27 Staunton, VA, April 26, 2017 – While some drivers are going home briefly to plant their gardens and while officials are claiming that the strike is collapsing, striking drivers in Dagestan issued an appeal to Vladimir Putin on April 26 detailing their grievances. Arguing that […]
Now That The Truckers’ Strike Has Reached Moscow, Will Western Media At Last Pay Attention?
The Kremlin has imposed a media blackout on the Russian truckers’ strike that is now in its third week and has been joined by drivers in at least 80 federal subjects, but unfortunately, coverage of this worker action by the Western media has been almost as sparse.