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Russia Awards Crimean Bridge Contract to Putin Ally's Company

A company whose main owner is a longtime ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been awarded a contract to build a bridge linking mainland Russia with the Crimean Peninsula. A government order published Friday said Stroygazmontazh Corporation, whose majority owner is billionaire Arkady Rotenberg, was awarded the contract. Reports out of Russia said the project's estimated cost was $3 billion and that it must be completed by 2018. Rotenberg has known the Russian leader...

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