The first 100-kilometre section of the East Siberia-Pacific Ocean (ESPO) oil pipeline has been built, presidential envoy to the Siberia Federal District Anatoly Kvashnin told President Vladimir Putin.
“The first kilometres have been built. The work is proceeding vigorously,” Kvashnin said. In compliance with the president’s orders, the pipeline’s route has been shifted to the north, closer to the oil fields, Kvashnin said. “And it bypasses (Lake) Baikal,” Putin said....

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