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Belarus Scraps Plan For TV Tower

BASE jumping from the Ostankino TV tower in Moscow (file photo) (ITAR-TASS) June 22, 2006 -- Belarus has scrapped plans to build Europe's second-tallest television tower.

President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has described the planned 425 meter-high tower as having both economic and political significance, but Deputy Communications Minister Vladimir Teslyuk said no investor could be found to help fund the $170 million project.

Europe's tallest television tower is the Ostankino tower in Moscow.


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