American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of south-central Russia on the Angara River north-northwest of Irkutsk. It has hydroelectric power installations. Population: 257,000.
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“In 1997, IPE bought a large stake in the Bratsk Lumber Combine, and Medvedev was seconded to serve on its board.”
“In 1999, a Bratsk deputy prosecutor who had been looking into cases involving the Bratsk organized crime group was assassinated.”
“One general director of the Bratsk Lumber Combine had been shot in Moscow in 1993.”
“The Siberian city of Bratsk was, at the time, infamous for its mafia.”
“Some referred to rumors that local law enforcement in Bratsk had been working up a case against him on behalf of a rival businessman.”
“Sergei Serebrennikov was brought in from Bratsk, another city in the region, to run Irkutsk as deputy mayor.”
“Aleksandr Zmanovsky, who leads a rescue team near Bratsk, said nearly every year someone goes into the wild and is never found — often because of bears, who so thoroughly bury the remains of a body that “we will never find anything.””
“To ease lender concerns over the company's ability to repay the debt, Rusal has pledged stakes in its assets as collateral, including 25% stakes in its flagship Siberian aluminum smelters, Bratsk and Krasnoyarsk, people familiar with the situation said.”
“There is a remarkable microcosm of this pattern in Siberia, where cities like Irkutsk and Bratsk have experienced sharp increases, while other sites have experienced relatively little change – a pattern no doubt ascribed by Schmidt and Hansen to “regionalization”.”
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