Summer of Discontent.
reportage:
Page 2/4.
Photographs by
Brian Fitzgerald.
 

( Above: Sergei Menyailo, l, and Mikhail Zankovich , r, Coal miners from the Arctic circle double up on a truck mirror during a morning wash and shave in front of the Russian Parliament. Right top: A miner receives a massage from a colleague after a night sleeping on the cold hard stones of Gorbaty Bridge. Some had soft mattresses during their stay in Moscow but others were proud of the hardship they endued. Right below: A miner from Rostov-on-Don emerges from his makeshift tent which he shares with several others. The length of stay of miners varied from a week to several months in the tents city that sprang up to accommadate the visitors.)