Russian Labor Protest in Challenging Economic Times
As Russia likely faces an extended period of economic challenges, a major question concerns Russia’s workers: Will they remain stoic despite economic hardship, or will they rise up in protest? Thanks to the work of some Russian researchers, we point to clear evidence that labor protest is indeed on the rise in reaction to worsening conditions. However, the potential for these protests to spread, and their ability to influence the country’s politics, is complex.
Crowley, Stephen, and Irina Olimpieva. 2016. “Russian Labor Protest in Challenging Economic Times.” Russian Analytical Digest 182: 2-6
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