The history of the Amur Oblast

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Russians fear Chinese takeover
BBC News Online, Thursday 12 April 2001. Large numbers of Chinese are crossing the border to trade, over a thousand a day according to local officials, and many of them are staying to live and work. The Russian majority are now feeling threatened by the new wave of immigrants.
Far East teachers protest over arrears
Gateway to Russia, 27 November 2003. Amur Region teachers have started mass protests over delays in payment of salaries. Over 1,000 people are taking part in the protest action.