Russian, U.S., and Norwegian experts have reportedly concluded that it will cost more than $5 billion and take some 20 years to clear the coast of Russia’s Maritime Territory. That conclusion was reached during discussions in Vladivostok on a plan of action to deal with the cleanup. Refuse dumps, half submerged ships, and assorted other garbage and waste has accumulated there over the past 100 years. (Itar-Tass, March 5)
New Russian Government Being Drawn Up.