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Russia's traffic police will on Sunday release 21,000 balloons into the sky in western Moscow's Poklonnaya Hill to commemorate victims of car accidents.

Russia's traffic police will on Sunday release 21,000 balloons into the sky in western Moscow's Poklonnaya Hill to commemorate victims of car accidents, the Interior Ministry reported.

"At 1500 Moscow time [12 GMT] a moment of silence will be announced in memory of all those killed in car accidents both in Russia and worldwide," the ministry said.

"After that, 21,000 balloons will be released into the sky — this is how many people have died on this country's roads since the year start," it said.

The event will be held on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, marked on the third Sunday in November.

 

MOSCOW, November 21 (RIA Novosti)