The history of the Republic of Khakassia
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- Emergency situation emerges at coalmine in
- Itar-Tass, 17 May 2004. 139 coalminers went on a hunger
strike over long wage arrears. Services stopped pumping
underground waters at the coalmine Yeniseiskaya in
Chernogorsk, Khakasia. According to the chairman of the
coalmine trade union committee, mountain rescuers cannot
work, as the power line feeding the coalmine happened to be
in the fire area and was switched off.
- Khakassia miners on hunger strike for seventh
- Itar-Tass, 23 May 2004. A total of 175 miners, including
50 women, continue a hunger strike at the private
Yeniseiskaya colliery in the Khakassia Republic. It started
seven days ago over months-long wage arrears.