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8 Nov 2021

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Russia: Chinese employees of Kremlin-controlled oil company claim they have not been paid in months, demand return to China; incl. company response

Several Dozen Chinese Workers Stage Protest Against Russian State-Owned Oil Giant, 8 November 2021

Several dozen Chinese workers in Russia’s Far East staged a protest on November 7 against their employer, Kremlin-controlled oil giant Rosneft...

The workers claim they have not been paid in months and are demanding to be returned to China, local media said.

Rosneft, one of the world’s largest oil companies, rejected those claims.

The company said the employees have been fired for the poor quality of their work, but can not be sent back to China due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The company said that in the meantime it is paying the workers a minimal salary and daily allowance...