As the long-haul truckers’ strike in Russia enters its second month, some of the striking truckers have reached agreements with the KPRF and Just Russia Party to organize join marches on May Day, and some regional governments have begun to negotiate with the strikers.
There have been five other major developments involving the strikers over the last 24 hours:
- Officials in Tyumen, one of the centers of the job action, ordered a group of drivers to appear in court to answer various charges.
- A Moscow commentator pointed out that the strike has highlighted far larger problems on Russia’s roads than just the Plato toll system and that the authorities must begin to examine all of these problems rather than using the strike as a blind to avoid doing so.
- In the North Caucasus, more drivers are reportedly arriving at strike stations than have left despite official claims to the contrary.
- Strikers in Daghestan today are staging the demonstration they threatened if officials did not begin talking to them.
- Strikers in Volgograd say that they have been able to continue their action because of the concrete support local people have provided them.
- Russian long-haul drivers’ strike still strong on Day 30
- Daghestan’s long-haul truckers detail their grievances in appeal to Putin
- More Russian long-haul truckers join strike and send trucks to Moscow
- Tearing down the khrushchoby: From renovation to deportation to revolution?
- Striking truckers warn Moscow: ‘Shed our blood and there’ll be a revolution’
- Truckers now on strike in almost every federal subject of Russia
- Russian truckers’ strike far larger than it appears, Novaya Gazeta says
- New long-haul truckers’ strike maybe most important action yet, Klyamkin says
- Moscow deploys Russian Guard and OMON against truckers in Daghestan
- All Russia is now one big hot spot, regional affairs expert says
- Why aren’t Russians protesting against Putin?