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Raspadskaya Repairs to Run $320M

The Moscow Times
Putin laying flowers at a monument to victims of the Raspadskaya blasts as Governor Tuleyev looks on Thursday.
Repairs at Raspadskaya’s largest mine will cost 10 billion rubles ($320 million) — a price tag that will be borne largely by stakeholders, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said.

Hushed-Up Fire Linked to Raspadskaya Mine Blast

The Moscow Times
The twin blasts at the Raspadskaya mine that killed 90 may be linked to a fire that occurred several days before the explosions, Interfax reported Sunday.

Mafia Targeting Miners' Widows 'a Hoax'

The Moscow Times
A story about mafia extorting money from widows of miners killed in the Raspadskaya mine disaster is a fabrication, police said Tuesday, without specifying possible reasons for the hoax.

Miner's Widow Claims Mafia Extortion

The Moscow Times
A widow of a miner killed in the Raspadskaya mine blasts said the local mafia has tried to extort half of the 1 million rubles ($32,000) that she was compensated for her husband's death, Interfax reported.

Grabovoi Offers to Work Miracle at Raspadskaya Mine

The Moscow Times
Grigory Grabovoi, a self-proclaimed miracle worker who promised to resurrect Beslan children, was released on parole Friday and has offered to use his “powers” to help victims of the Raspadskaya mine blasts.

Coal Mine Rally Barred

The Moscow Times
Siberian authorities barred a weekend rally by miners upset about an accident that killed 90 people earlier this month, RIA-Novosti reported.

Raspadskaya Pledges Supplies to Domestic Clients

Raspadskaya has pledged to maintain supplies to six domestic clients as it faces slumping sales, protests by workers and investigations into fatal explosions at its biggest mine.

Raspadskaya Mine Tragedy

An explosion that authorities said was a methane gas blast ripped through an underground mine in the coal-rich Kuzbass region Saturday, May 11, 2010, followed hours later by a stronger blast that wrecked the mine's main ventilation shaft and badly damaged buildings on the surface. The mine disaster was the deadliest in Russia since 110 people died after a methane blast at the Ulyanovskaya mine, also in the Kemerovo region, in March 2007.

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