The political strike in Tallinn plant "Engine". (1989)

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Estonian SSR.

The political strike in several enterprises in Estonia.

The reason - the introduction of residency in the ESSR Law "On elections to the local councils of people's deputies of the Estonian SSR."


Carriage Works "Engine".

Area of ​​the plant.

On the tracks are loaded wagons and tank wagons.

Rusty wheel.

Workers rest.

A banner with the words "political strike".

Half-empty enterprise.


Empty workspace.


Empty jobs.

Targeted plan for the plant "engine."

Ad "The plant continued political strike."

A banner reading "We demand democratic election law."

Square in front of the plant.

Meeting factory workers.

The workers are sitting around the campfire, listening to the speakers.

Meeting room.

Said union leader on behalf of the striking workers.

It's about non-discrimination laws on elections to local councils of the ESSR.

Behind the podium, the representative of the Estonian authorities.

Speaks of the Leninist principle of self-determination

and the need to respect the Russian Estonian nation and land.

Synchronized with the plant director Igor,

member of the management of the Joint Council of the labor collectives.

Speaks of the necessity of parliamentary political conflicts instead of strikes.

On the adoption of the Estonian law to prosecute the strikers.

Of Estonian democracy "to a limited category of people."

The solution OSTK maintain political strike, the full solidarity with the strikers.

To raise funds to help the strikers.


July 1989


Estonia, Tallinn


Carriage Works "Engine"

Industry; Towns and countries; Social life; Domestic policy
Sectors of the economy; Geography and Nature; Policy