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Russian Flight Attendants Continue Hunger Strike

KRASNOYARSK, Russia -- Flight attendants at KrasAir (Krasnoyarsk Airlines) in Siberia are continuing a hunger strike to demand their unpaid salaries, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

KrasAir trade union chief Yury Zandarian said one of the hunger strikers was hospitalized on May 20 due to poor health.

She is the second of 17 flight attendants forced to end her hunger strike due to poor health. The hunger strike began on May 14.

The flight attendants say they have not been paid for eight months.

KrasAir canceled all of its regular routes on October 27 except for two -- Moscow to Norilsk and the return flight -- due to economic problems.