Meet The Second Richest Man In Russia

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MAN WITH A MISSION: Abramovich has spent millions to lift Chukotka out of poverty

Amguema is a sorry sight. a village of 600 native Chukchi people in Russia's far north, some 100 km above the Arctic Circle, it looks like a handful of undersized building blocks tossed across the featureless tundra. Most people in Amguema herd reindeer for a living, most houses do not have hot water or indoor plumbing, and until very recently the electricity supply has been sporadic at best. Other than vodka, radio is the only source of entertainment. But amid the desolation, several dozen brand- new two-bedroom wooden houses are now under construction, complete with hot and cold running water, a...

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