Unpaid Russian workers at Vostochny go on hunger strike


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Because they haven’t been paid in months, 26 workers at Russia’s new spaceport in Vostochny have started a hunger strike.

This sure indicates that Russia isn’t going to get this spaceport ready for its first launch this year. And even if that launch does go off as planned, it does indicate some deeper problems that are going to haunt Russia’s space efforts in future years.

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  • Alexey

    It’s true fact. Subcontractors own to labor about 14 million rubles. They started payment, though, strike is over, nobody’s hungry any longer.

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