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Photographs by
Brian Fitzgerald.

( Above: A young coal miner from Vorkuta, an important mining region in the far north of Russia, voices his frustration at almost a year of unpaid wages during a rally outside the Parliament building in Moscow 11 June 1998. Above r: A disabled miner makes his way along the cobbled stone streets. By August the ranks of the miners were supplemented with several other groups of disgruntled workers and political associations demanding a change of government. Right: Muscovites, especially pensioners, reacted to the striking miners' presence positively, bringing them food and money for cigarettes, groceries and alcohol and even wiling away the long summer hours with a game of chess.)