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June 20, 1993 | MATT BIVENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They call it "copper fever," and it's destroying Russia's second city. Thieves scavenging for the precious metal have torn up phone lines, nearly crippled the railroad, stopped trolley cars cold and stalled elevators citywide, all for the sake of tiny copper parts. "It's become a nightmarish disaster," said Larisa Medvedeva, dispatcher for the City Emergency Elevator Service. "Every day we get dozens of calls. If before only drunk hooligans broke the elevators, now it's thieves.
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June 20, 1993 | MATT BIVENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
They call it "copper fever," and it's destroying Russia's second city. Thieves scavenging for the precious metal have torn up phone lines, nearly crippled the railroad, stopped trolley cars cold and stalled elevators citywide, all for the sake of tiny copper parts. "It's become a nightmarish disaster," said Larisa Medvedeva, dispatcher for the City Emergency Elevator Service. "Every day we get dozens of calls. If before only drunk hooligans broke the elevators, now it's thieves.
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