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Russia’s ‘monotowns’ are running out of steam. Can this plan revive them?

Steam rises at one of the city's central heating and power plants in Moscow, Russia January 25, 2017.  REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russia has about 319 monotowns, where whole communities are built around a single industry Image: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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The Literature Garden in Zelenogorsk in the Krasnoyarskiy region before redevelopment Image: Courtesy of Strelka
...And the Literature Garden in Zelenogorsk after redevelopment Image: Courtesy of Strelka
A site in Vyazniki, in the Vladimirsky region, before redevelopment… Image: Courtesy of Strelka
And the site in Vyazniki after it became a visitor attraction Image: Courtesy of Strelka
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