>MOSCOW — In the far east, the teachers went on strike. In central Russia, it was the employees of a metallurgical plant. In St. Petersburg, autoworkers laid down their tools. And at a remote construction site in Siberia, laborers painted their complaints in gigantic white letters on the roofs of their dormitories. “Dear Putin, V.V.,” the message said. “Four months without pay.”
>After months of frustration with an economy sagging under the weight of international sanctions and falling energy prices, workers across Russia are starting to protest unpaid wages and go on strike, in the first nationwide backlash against President Vladimir V. Putin’s economic policies.
>Unpaid wages, or wage arrears, an old scourge in Russia, rose on April 1 to 2.9 billion rubles, or about $56 million, according to the Russian statistical service. That is a 15 percent increase over a year earlier, but experts say that still does not capture the scope of the diminished pay of workers involuntarily idled during the slowdown.
>The construction worker protest in Siberia was all the more remarkable for coming at a highly prestigious site, the new national space center, the Vostochny Cosmodrome. “We haven’t seen a kopeck since December,” Anton I. Tyurishev, an engineer, said in a telephone interview.
pidorusska, plz go
Do you think that if Putin will be overthrown - the one who will replace him will be better?
It will only get worse.
>“Dear Putin, V.V.,”
>Russians still think that Putin is a good guy and dindu nuffin, and it's only those pesky middle management guys that foil his brilliant plans.
Who needs wages, when you have Strong Leader.
500 HUNDRED MEN SACKED FOR REFUSING
TO EVER CROSS A PICKET LINE!
Voices round the Ages calling you must never cross a picket line
Revolution anytime soon!
Strong Leaders were once brought down by striking workers, sailors and soldiers.
So the cycle repeats and the Mandate of Heaven is passed along.
Signs of a successful proapaganda machine and cult of personality. Leader is good and uncorrupted, it's his advisors that makes life shit for everyone. It's litterally the oldest despot trick in the book of tyrants :^)
Free market Putin will fix everything.
They are still using kremlin website letter form for complaining about local authorities (which actually assigned by him). That is highest point of protest.
Bread riots when?
t. got half of january salary just yesterday