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Russia: Far East required $875 million from budget for flood restoration, says official

May 22, 2014 - 6:00am

Yuri Trutnev, Russia's Presidential Representative in the Far Eastern Federal District, said restoration after the August 2013 floods has cost the federal government 30 billion Russian roubles ($875 million) to date, ITAR-TASS reported.

Flood-affected regions were provided aid worth RUB 40 billion. The floods in the in the Far East damaged more than 12,000 homes and 825 socially important facilities.

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