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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Academics to Protest Salary

Employees of the Academy of Sciences are planning to stage a demonstration in Gorky Park on Wednesday to protest the government's failure to pay salaries, a labor union chief said Tuesday.

Alexei Zakharov said that he hoped that as many as 1, 000 employees would attend.

In April, President Boris Yeltsin promised to give the employees, who are on a government payroll, a pay rise. Zakharov said many workers had received no paycheck since the end of May.