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As Ford Exits the Russian Car Market, Its Sacked Workers Fight for a Fair Pay-Off
Ford's fortunes in Russia have turned since the country's 2014 economic crisis.
Ford Workers Call for Strike at St. Petersburg Factory Slated to Close
Over 900 employees risk losing their jobs as Ford shuts down production.
Ford To Close Two Assembly Plants in Russia, Spokeswoman Reveals
“The decision was taken by the shareholders of the joint venture between Ford and Soller as part of a strategic review," the spokeswoman said.
Moscow Salaries See Double-Digit Growth in 2018, Official Figures Say
Moscow’s health care and social service workers saw the biggest pay raise of 27.7 percent to an average 83,599 rubles a month, Rosstat said.
Top Russian Executive Fired Over Sexually Explicit Gaming Stream – Reports
The official brags about his sexual exploits, arbitrary hiring practices and a coming meeting with an oligarch.
Average Monthly Pension in Russia Is $210, State Fund Tells Media
Pensioners living in the North Caucasus regions of Kabardino-Balkaria and Dagestan receive the lowest pensions in the country (approximate $175).
Freelancers in Russia Will be Taxed Under New 'Experimental' Law
The new tax will affect self-employed babysitters, tutors, translators and other freelancers in Moscow and three other regions starting on Jan. 1.
Russian Lawmaker Tries to Survive on $50 Pension, Calls It ‘Genocide’
The deputy reportedly lost 6 kilograms while trying to survive on the sum for 30 days.
Russia Establishes New Profession to Teach Retirees How to Use the Internet
The newly created “digital curators” job will focus on teaching retirees how to pay their bills and maintain their documents online.
Russian Official Fired After Claiming Retirees Can Live off $50 Pension
The labor chief was filmed arguing that $53 per month was sufficient “for minimal physiological needs.”
Influential Russian Newspaper Editor at Kommersant Resigns
The editor-in-chief of Russia’s influential Kommersant business daily has resigned for what the outlet said were personal reasons.
Foreigners in Russia Are Panicking Over New Migration Rules
Companies who employ foreigners have been left in limbo
Ruling Party Members Told Not to Criticize Pension Reform
Members of the United Russia ruling party have reportedly been instructed to sign a pledge promising not to criticize a controversial plan to raise the...
Half of Russian PhD Students Want to Move Abroad
Russia’s brain drain among highly qualified workers has doubled between 2013 and 2016.
Russian Authorities Threaten to Take Away Teacher’s Children Over Hunger Strike
The art school teacher went on a hunger strike after her salary was cut by more than half, to 15,000 rubles ($263).
Russian State Workers' Salaries Skyrocket Since Putin's Re-election Bid
Employees tied the wage increases to Putin's 2012 "May Decrees."
Russian State Officials Earn Twice as Much as Doctors, new Figures Reveal
An average federal government official earned 118,300 rubles ($2,073) per month in 2017.
Russian Railways Calls to Abolish List of Banned Professions for Women
Russian women are officially banned from working in over 400 professions.
Russia Raises Minimum Wage 43% Ahead of Presidential Elections
The latest increase adds nearly 2,000 rubles to the minimum wage and brings it level to the minimum subsistence level.
Russian Men Enjoy World’s Shortest Working Life — Study
Russia has some of the world’s lowest retirement ages— 60 for men and 55 for women.
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