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Opposed to China which a hedge funder once described as a "Pig on LSD, nobody knows which way they will move" it appears Russians remain quite predictable.

TAN reported that the search came amid ongoing controversy over the Russian government’s decision to give over St. Isaac’s Cathedral—a landmark in St. Petersburg that was transformed into a museum in the Soviet era—to the Russian orthodox church. Piotrovsky publicly opposed the turnover and Russian media reports have raised speculation that the search was conducted partly as a warning to the director.

Typical Russian manner, send a heavy handed message on behalf of political connections.

Remember this, Putin is Orthodox and from St. Petersburg. All corruption on this project goes to his pals only, too.

On to the story...........

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