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Dagestan is the leader among Russian regions in terms of the scale of underground mining. The press center of the Republican Department of the FSB announced the disclosure of a network of farms for crypto mining.
They worked in several settlements at once. Employees of the Federal Security Service, together with the police, managed to find and de-energize such farms in Makhachkala, Kizlyar and the villages of Kulzeb and Novoye Gadari.
Law enforcement officers managed to seize a total of more than four thousand pieces of mining equipment secretly connected to the power grid. Its total cost is estimated at almost 500 million rubles.
At present, the companies “Rosseti North Caucasus” – “Dagenergo” are trying to calculate the amount of damage caused to the energy infrastructure of the republic.
The geography of underground mining is expanding throughout Russia.
Dagestan can compete with the Irkutsk region. Local authorities last year even asked Moscow to provide financial assistance to the region in order to modernize the energy system and increase its capacity.
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