A St. Petersburg court liquidates a labor union that accepted foreign funding
A city court in St. Petersburg has sided with Attorney General’s Office and liquidated the “Workers’ Association” Interregional Trade Union. Federal prosecutors argued that the union operated as a “foreign agent,” accepting money from abroad and lobbying Russian lawmakers. The court didn’t rule on the labor union’s “foreign agent” status, but it agreed to dissolve the organization nonetheless.
According to the union’s lawyers, its foreign funding came from IndustriALL, a global union federation representing more than 50 million working people in more than 140 countries.