Siberia: Sold down the river

Ecologist: At the end of the 1970s, building started on the Boguchany Hydroelectric Power Plant (BoGES), in the eastern part of Russia's vast Krasnoyarsk Region. It was planned as the fourth hydropower scheme on the Angara river, a tributary of the mighty Yenisei. By the early 1990s the course of the river had been blocked by a concrete dam; and some villages in the area, scheduled for flooding, had been evacuated and demolished. But then came the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the project was frozen for......

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