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Medvedev Announces Tender For Construction of Bridge Over Lena

Published: April 10, 2013 (Issue # 1754)


MOSCOW — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has issued a directive to hold a concession tender for the construction and maintenance of a bridge across the Lena River in the northeastern city of Yakutsk, a statement posted on the Cabinet’s official site said Friday.

State financing of the project will total 40.3 billion rubles ($1.28 billion), Interfax said. Budget funds of 15.6 billion rubles will be spent in 2016, and then continue in various sums through 2019, when the bridge should be complete, Interfax reported.

The concession winner will also receive 16 billion rubles ($512 million) from the budget between 2020 and 2027 in structured, decreasing payments. The concession will run for 14 years.





 


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Friday, Jan. 30



The Lermontov Central Library, 19 Liteyny Prospekt, will screen 'Almost Famous’ in English with Russian subtitles at 6:30 p.m. Cameron Crowe's Academy Award-winning comedy from 2000 stars Billy Crudup, Kate Hudson, and Patrick Fugit, and tells the story of a budding music journalist at Rolling Stone magazine in the 1970s. Admission is free.



Meet renowned Russian poet, journalist and writer Dmitry Bykov, famous for his biographies of Boris Pasternak, Bulat Okudzhava and Maxim Gorky, and winner of 2006 National Bestseller Award. Bykov will read old and new poems as well as answer questions about his works at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Main Hall, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at 1,000 rubles and are available at city ticket offices and the from the Philharmonic website www.philharmonia.spb.ru.



A retrospective of the films of Roman Polanski starts today at Loft-Project Etagi, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt, with a screening of ‘Repulsion’ at 7 p.m. and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ at 9:15 p.m. The series runs through Feb. 4 and will include Polanski's eminently creepy ‘The Tenant,’ the cult comedy ‘The Fearless Vampire Killers’ and ‘Cul-de-sac’ among others. Tickets are 150-200 rubles and the complete schedule is available at www.vk.com/artpokaz/



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