Corruption and Control Define Russia’s Border Zones

File Photo of Partial FSB Headquarters Building Facade

(Moscow Times – – Howard Amos – May 13, 2013) On the face of it, there are few similarities between the city of Blagoveshchensk, located in the Far East, and the country’s natural gas capital of Novy Urengoi, 3,000 kilometers away in the tundra just below the Arctic circle. But both cities are part of official border zone territory: […]

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