told a Moscow audience he plans to put $100 million into Russian cultural and philanthropic activities this year, on top of the $350 million he has contributed over the past decade. Soros also said that in June of last year, he made the Russian government a one-week bridge loan of "several hundred million" dollars so that July 1 payments to workers and pensioners could be made on time. The loan was repaid out of proceeds from a $2 billion bond sale. On the border: