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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Strike in Far East




MOSCOW -- A strike by power plant workers in an eastern Russian city has left maternity hospitals with little heating, while some schools and apartments are going with no heat at all, a news report said Monday.


Temperatures in two maternity wards in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky dropped to 10 degrees Celsius, Itar-Tass said. It said doctors soaked their hands in hot water before handling newborns.


The report said workers at a plant that heats the city are protesting six months of wage arrears.