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Lessons of disaster

It was called the pearl of Russia’s hydropower engineering. It produced the most energy; it had a very elegant design.

It was the biggest and the most dependable – the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro-electric plant. But on August, 17th 2009 a disaster occurred.

Now, the reconstruction of the station is taking place 24/7, and will continue for another 4 years.
Find out more about the rise and fall in a new XL report on RT.