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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Miners Block Railroad

MOSCOW -- About 250 coalminers Monday blocked traffic on the Trans-Siberian Railway in Siberia's Kemerovo region to protest about wages that have gone unpaid for up to 10 months, Russian news agencies reported.

The miners said they would only end their protest and allow traffic to run normally when officials announce an exact date by which the arrears would be cleared, Interfax reported.

A year ago, nearly half a million coal miners went on strike over delayed wage payments in one of the biggest mass protests in Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.