from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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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  • Here’s an example call Bratsk; I sent the file also to Steve:

    Hansen Code « Climate Audit

  • In 1997, IPE bought a large stake in the Bratsk Lumber Combine, and Medvedev was seconded to serve on its board.

    The Return

  • In 1999, a Bratsk deputy prosecutor who had been looking into cases involving the Bratsk organized crime group was assassinated.

    The Return

  • One general director of the Bratsk Lumber Combine had been shot in Moscow in 1993.

    The Return

  • The Siberian city of Bratsk was, at the time, infamous for its mafia.

    The Return

  • Some referred to rumors that local law enforcement in Bratsk had been working up a case against him on behalf of a rival businessman.

    The Return

  • Sergei Serebrennikov was brought in from Bratsk, another city in the region, to run Irkutsk as deputy mayor.

    Vote Weakens Putin's Party

  • 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.”

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  • 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.

    Rusal, Banks Agree to Debt Restructuring

  • 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”.

    Waldo in Siberia « Climate Audit


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