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Scientists estimated the losses of Russia from the melting permafrost

The damage from destruction or deformation of buildings, pipelines and infrastructure located on frozen ground in Russia, may be by 2050, about 250 billion dollars, said RIA Novosti Professor at the George Washington University (USA) Dmitry Streletsky.

He said that the researchers took into account sediment soil thawing and loss of bearing capacity due to warming permafrost.