Despite all odds: revival of the Russian labour movement

Boris Kagarlitsky, Director, Institute of Globalisation Studies and Social Movements

1958 - Born in Moscow
1988 - Coordinator, Moscow People's Front
1990 - Deputy, Moscow City Soviet
1992 - Founding member, Party of Labour and adviser to chairman, Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia
1994 - Senior research fellow, Institute of Comparative Political Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
2003 - Director, Institute of Globalisation Studies
2007 - Director, Institute of Globalisation Studies and Social Movements

Today the world is celebrating International Workers' Day. Russian trade unions are holding marches and demonstrations. But the Russian workers’ movement has a more powerful tool of struggle - strikes. And their number has been increasing for the past 2 years. What challenges does the Russian workers’ movement face? To answer this question, our guest is Director of the Institute of Globalisation Studies and Social Movements, Boris Kagarlitsky.