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Abramovich Flies in For Hospital Opening

Billionaire Roman Abramovich, speaker of the legislative assembly in the Chukhotka autonomous district, flew into Vladivostok on his private jet for the opening of a medical center at the Far Eastern Federal University on Monday, Vedomosti reported.

The center, which occupies an area of over 20,000 square meters, plans to accept patients from the entire Far East region and eventually will handle patients from various pacific countries. Construction cost 690 billion rubles ($21 billion), of which 239 billion has come from the budget.

First Vice Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov and Vladimir Miklushevsky, the governor of the Primorye region, also took part in the ceremony.

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