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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russian Split Predicted

YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, Far East -- Sakhalin Governor Igor Farkhutdinov on Wednesday described the move of the Kaliningrad regional authorities to suspend payments to the federal budget as the "beginning of Russia's dissolution."

Farkhutdinov told journalists in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk that events in the Far East's Sakhalin Island, which has no road links with the mainland, may follow the same scenario.