Fund changes face

  • 1999-01-21
  • Katya Cengel
With Russia mired in crisis and fewer military pensioners in Latvia eager to go back, Katya Cengel reports that money from a repatriation fund is being spent instead on the environment.The snow is heavy outside, but there are no dirty footprints in Vigants Liepins' office. He's director of the Skrunda RLS Fund, which was set up to clean up the environment and help repatriate Russian military pensioners to their motherland now that the Russian radar station has been shut down.But he hasn't had many visitors since the economic crisis hit Russia in August. Last month, only five families came a...
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