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September 13, 1997 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the people of the Chukotka peninsula ever wanted a symbol for their land, the choice would be obvious. Forget the reindeer. Forget the walrus and the frozen tundra. It would have to be the rusty fuel drum. Across the Bering Sea from Alaska, the huge peninsula is a spectacularly scenic region with icy peaks, vast treeless plains and a big litter problem. Strewn across the landscape like so many empty beer cans are nearly 2 million discarded, 3-foot-tall metal barrels.
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September 13, 1997 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the people of the Chukotka peninsula ever wanted a symbol for their land, the choice would be obvious. Forget the reindeer. Forget the walrus and the frozen tundra. It would have to be the rusty fuel drum. Across the Bering Sea from Alaska, the huge peninsula is a spectacularly scenic region with icy peaks, vast treeless plains and a big litter problem. Strewn across the landscape like so many empty beer cans are nearly 2 million discarded, 3-foot-tall metal barrels.
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November 13, 1993 | From Associated Press
The United States and 36 other nations voted Friday to permanently bar the dumping of nuclear waste at sea, but four major atomic powers abstained and it was unclear if they would observe the ban. The ban covers the 71 countries that signed the 1972 London Convention, which regulates the dumping of nuclear waste and other substances in the ocean, and each has 100 days to opt out.
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January 23, 1992 | VIKTOR GREBENSHIKOV, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After years of bumping his head against the wall trying to get top government officials to pay attention to him, Russia's foremost environmentalist said Wednesday that, finally, someone's listening. Alexei V. Yablokov, Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin's top adviser on environmental policy, said at his press conference that unlike previous leaders, Yeltsin and his first deputy prime minister, Gennady E.
BUSINESS
November 19, 2007 | Chris Baldwin, Reuters
After building a chain of restaurants selling pizza to the Siberians, Eric Shogren has a few tips for foreigners wanting to break into the booming Russian market. Good contacts and respect for the Russian way of doing things are essential. And don't assume Western business practices and ideas are always relevant, says the U.S. citizen. "I'm out here selling Russians pizza left and right.
SPORTS
July 4, 2007 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
The sarcasm fairly dripped from Austrian Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer's voice as he pointed to the ice rink Russia has assembled to promote Sochi's bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics. "This is a good symbol of how our friends in Russia understand environment -- putting a skating facility in a country with a temperature of almost 30 degrees [86 Fahrenheit]," Gusenbauer told The Times as he walked through Guatemala City on Tuesday afternoon.
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September 1, 1995 | DAVID R. BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A guidebook to the Russian government sits on a desk in Jeff Pollard's Thousand Oaks office. Stacked against a wall, framed paintings and tapestries wait for shipment to St. Petersburg where they will grace the waiting room of a dental clinic that Pollard's company, Vic Pollard Dental Products, is helping to build. The company, which makes diamond-tipped drills and other dental products, typically employs just 10 people at its Thousand Oaks headquarters.
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