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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Workers Decry Arrears

YEKATERINBURG, Ural Mountains -- Workers angry over low or unpaid wages threatened Tuesday to stage demonstrations during the planned summit in March by President Boris Yeltsin, French President Jacques Chirac and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

More than 3,500 workers held a rally Thursday in Yekaterinburg, where the summit is planned for March 25-26. They demanded that the government pay overdue wages and debts to the defense industry, as well as a wage increase.