Russian Would-Be Homeowners Stage Protest

IRKUTSK, Russia — Dozens of would-be homeowners have picketed the regional government in the east Siberian city of Irkutsk to demand their overdue apartments, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports. Some 270 local families have paid for new apartments that were to be built by December 2008 but remain unfinished. One of the protest organizers, Yelena Mazurenko, […]

Russian Homeowners Launch Protest Hunger Strike

KRASNOYARSK, Russia — Prospective homeowners in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk are demanding apartments or their money back — and have gone on hunger strike to push their point, RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports. The 11 people who went on hunger strike on September 14 are demanding that the Stroitekhnika construction company either provide the apartments […]