The economic struggle of the Russian working class
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- Russian labour's autumn of
- By Renfrey Clarke, Green Left Weekly, [24
November 1997]. Unpaid in many cases for months, large
numbers of Russian workers are spoiling for a fight. After
record-setting levels of labour struggles during the first
half of 1997, there has been a renewed rise in the
- ‘Our task is to take
- Interview with Vera Dimitrievna Arfanas, chairperson of
the workers' committee of the OAO
“Rosselmash” factory, published in the Russian
Marxist paper Rabochaya Demokratiya
(Workers's Democracy), issue no 45, August 1998.
- Workers Fight Back Armed Guards in
- Translated from the news release of Rabochaia
demokratiia (Moscow), [13 July 1999]. On July 9
dozens of uniformed cut-throats stormed and seized the
administration building of the Vyborg Pulp and Paper Mill.
A year and a half ago the workers had taken the control over
this plant and resumed production.
- As fighting unions emerge: unpaid Russian
workers take over plants
- By Bill Wayland, Workers World, 19 August
1999. The past year witnessed the rise of a militant strike
movement among Russia's multinational working class. The
workers' movement in Russia had seemed dormant since the
fall of the Soviet Union. That was due to the combined
effects of economic depression and political