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Pine-Nut Fever Breaks Out In Russia's Altai Mountains


Pine-Nut Fever Breaks Out In Russia's Altai Mountains
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Russia's remote Altai region is not just about a tentative gas pipeline to neighboring China. People here regularly head to the mountains in thick snow to cash in on other riches that literally grow on trees: pine nuts. Russia is the world's largest supplier of pine nuts. For locals, it's a rare chance to make money, but the work is hard, cold, and dangerous.

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