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Medvedev orders suspension of controversial highway construction

© Photo : Igor Podgorniy"The construction of the highway and the planned destruction of a section of the Khimki forest, part of Moscow's so-called green belt, has seen a large-scale grassroots protest movement spring up in Russia".
The construction of the highway and the planned destruction of a section of the Khimki forest, part of Moscow's so-called green belt, has seen a large-scale grassroots protest movement spring up in Russia. - Sputnik International
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered on Thursday the suspension of the construction of a controversial highway threatening a forest north of Moscow.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev ordered on Thursday the suspension of the construction of a controversial highway threatening a forest north of Moscow.

"Taking into account the amount of appeals [against the construction], I have made a decision...to suspend the implementation of the decree on the construction of the toll highway and to hold additional public and expert discussions," the president said in his video blog.

The construction of the highway and the planned destruction of a section of the Khimki forest, part of Moscow's so-called greenbelt, has seen a large-scale grassroots protest movement spring up in Russia.

SOCHI, August 26 (RIA Novosti)

 

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