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Russia – Putin’s Response to Bridge Collapse Highlights Infrastructure and Political Problems (The Jamestown Foundation)

Paul Globe writes: The collapse of a single short river crossing on the Trans-Siberian Railroad 300 kilometers from Chita, in late July, and President Vladimir Putin’s immediate decision to convene a meeting of the Russian Security Council to decide how to correct the situation highlight both the serious shortcomings of Russia’s transportation infrastructure and the dangerous hyper-centralization of decision-making concerning even the smallest of problems.

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