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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Far East Miners Strike

MOSCOW () -- Hundreds of coal miners staged a strike Thursday at two large mines in Russia's Far East, demanding four months of back wages, Itar-Tass reported.

Workers at the Amurskaya and Dalnevostochnaya mines in the Primorsky region reported for work Thursday and changed into work gear, but refused to descend into the mines, the report said.

When operating, the two mines produce about 1,000 tons of coal daily and employ more than 1,500 workers.