March 10th, 2011
Siberia is not known for its nightlife, but Russia hopes to change all that by building its own "City of Sin" in the snow.
According to Gadling, the development will be called "Siberian Coin," and it will be located near Siberia's border with China and Kazakhstan, in the frozen wastes of the Altai Republic.
If this sounds like an unlikely place for a "wretched hive of scum and villany," well, it is. But Russia banned gambling in most of the country years ago, opting instead to create "gambling zones" in underdeveloped regions of the country.
Currently, Siberian Coin is still a dream and a 9-acre chunk of barren, frozen wasteland - but a four man team is installing an electric grid as we speak. According to Businessweek, the Russian government expects casinos and hotels to brighten up t
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