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INFRASTRUCTURE  This is a ticking time bomb.  Roads/bridges, electrical generation  systems/distribution, water and gas storage/distribution, etc., etc.,-  --almost all are in need of major renovation, replacement, or  upgrading.  Most of these systems were installed during the  Soviet times and thus are not of the highest construction  specifications; they are nearing or past their expected lives.  This  is a financial black hole that is getting trickle fed.  Siberia has  been lowered in priority as attention must be paid to problems  closer to fortress Moscow.  But, like the programs mentioned  above, the primary beneficiaries of such spending would be the  poor, so infrastructure is not important in the budget.