Russia: The Buddhists vs Evraz

In Russia’s Ural Mountains, a small group of Buddhists led by a veteran of the USSR’s Afghanistan war has spent the past 21 years establishing a monastery on an isolated mountaintop. But it sits on land claimed by a mining company belonging to Roman Abramovich, one of Russia’s most powerful oligarchs. After years of delays, a date has now been set for the complex’s removal. Abramovich is the owner of London’s Chelsea Football Club.

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