In Syktyvkar – the capital of the Russian region Komi – the largest company in local public transport, Alpha-Trans, went bankrupt. That’s what happens in a market economy. Or is it?
The journalist Maxim Poliakov took a closer look and found an interesting scheme, where the busses transported money directly into the pockets of a small circle of businessmen and politicians.
He published his findings in the article “Alpha (in a ) Trance. Who Is Making a Profit out off Syktyvar’s Public Transportation?” in the 7×7 journal on October 28, 2015.
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