Eight teachers went on hunger strike in the Boguslavetskoye village in the Primorye region of Russia. They demand to repay debts on their salaries that they did not receive since October 2001. The chairman of the local trade union of educational workers explained that regional officials did not draw up necessary documents for the repayment of the debts. Meanwhile, the eight teachers went on hunger strike without the necessary medical supervision. It was reported earlier that the regional administration allocated 200 million rubes ($6.57 million) for state employees working in Primorye.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.