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Polluted town counts on Putin

As Russians go to polls, president seen as best hope

By David Filipov
Globe Staff / March 13, 2004

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KARABASH, Russia -- The sky turned black. The snow became black. The withered branches of ailing trees got a new coating of black. Houseplants, curtains, laundry on clotheslines, windshields, and windowsills all blackened with grime. And as always when the Karabash Copper Smelting Works fires up, thick, black fumes filled the air, swallowed the sun, and turned the day into ... (Full Article: 1102 Words)

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