PSKOV, Russia - Government officials from Estonia and Russia met near the Russian town of Pskov Jan. 22 and 23 to kick off a year-long project designed to alleviate high unemployment, stalled economic development and environmental problems that affect both sides of the border."Since there are no employment opportunities, young people are leaving. Some of the smaller communities are simply dying out. And this problem is much more difficult on the Russian side, where communities are much more isolated," said Gulnara Roll, director of the Lake Peipsi project, which helped initiate the cross-bo...
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