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on December 24, 2015 in World News

Coal in their stockings

Shedding the pounds in Siberia can come with a particularly welcome reward — coal. When the long-serving — and somewhat overweight — governor of Russia’s Kemerovo region Aman Tuleyev promised earlier this year to reward locals with 1.5 tonnes of coal for every 10 kilos lost, everyone thought it was a just joke. But Tuleyev made good on his promise on Wednesday when Yelena Salnikova, a nurse from a small town of Berezovskiy, got a truck full of the black stuff from authorities in the coal-rich region for losing 30 kilos. “I had insomnia, headaches, I could hardly climb stairs to… View Article

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