Nataliya Vasilyeva

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Institutionalized corruption drives up prices in Russia

Apr 3, 2016

Institutionalized corruption drives up prices in Russia

The Moscow construction company executive ticks off bribes typically paid by construction companies for a long list of permits and inspections needed to build a residential apartment building — or anything else in Russia. As a result, he estimates that every apartment ends up ...

Suicide bombers called biggest Sochi Olympics risk

Feb 3, 2014

Suicide bombers called biggest Sochi Olympics risk

While Sochi’s Olympic venues are now among the most tightly guarded facilities in the world, the rest of the sprawling Black Sea resort looks more vulnerable. With about 100,000 police, security agents and army troops flooding Sochi, Russia has pledged to ensure “the safest ...