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Moscow’s New Dam Plan Triggers Tensions in Middle Volga

Cheboksary Hydroelectric StationPresident Dmitry Medvedev’s order at the end of May for the Russian government to draw up plans for a new hydroelectric dam on the Volga is already drawing fire from ecologists and church leaders and generating anger among members of various ethnic groups, parts of whose historical homelands will be flooded if the dam is built. Continue reading

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