Sunday, April 30, 2017

Many of Russia’s Long-Haul Truckers Remain on Strike

Paul Goble

            Staunton, April 30 – The decision of drivers in Daghestan to suspend their strike now that talks with republic officials have begun has not been followed by most other long-haul truckers elsewhere in Russia, presumably because officials in their regions and republics have not been as fearful or forthcoming as those in Daghestan.

            Among truckers who are continuing to strike are those in Tyumen, another major center of the work action ( And drivers in Daghestan reiterated their plans to resume the strike if and when officials don’t make concessions (

                Meanwhile, Yekaterinburg truckers took part in an Open Russia demonstration there, but for their involvement, at least some of them were detained (  But Volgograd drivers said they would press ahead with plans to join the May Day celebrations (

                The Volgograd truckers did vacate the park where they had assembled, but they collectively pledged to continue their protest either by keeping their trucks parked at home or by reassembling after the holidays (

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