ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Wage Arrears in Russia The Problem Has No End

Has No End P L Dash THE Russian independent TV channel runs a satirical weekly puppet show programme. In this programme called 'Kukol,' it figures prominent Russian politicians and shows how they resolve the burning issues of the day. In one such programmes late January this year, the programme director chose four top politicians such as president Boris Yeltsin, former premier Victor Chernomyrdin, former close aides of Yeltsin on finance, tax and wage, Anatoly Chubais and Boris Nemtsev. Moscow's popular mayor Yuri Luzhkov was chosen as a side hero in the 10-minute programme, apparently to show that he was capable while others were incapable in resolving the wage arrears issue.

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