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Tuesday, July 21, 1998 Published at 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK

World: Europe

Russia's miners blockade trans-Siberian railway

Russian miners in the southern Urals and the Kuzbass region of Siberia have resumed their blockade of a part of the trans-Siberian railway in a protest over unpaid wages.

The miners had lifted their two-week blockade for twenty-four hours after a Deputy Prime Minister, Oleg Sysuyev, said they would be paid the money they were owed by tomorrow Wednesday.

Thousands of workers at one of Russia's leading nuclear centres are also planning strike action on Thursday.

The news agency, Itar-Tass, says workers at the Sarov nuclear facility will go on strike for three hours to demand unpaid wages and a fifty percent pay rise.

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