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Russia: Security measures strengthened in Moscow ahead of NYE celebrations02:18

Russia: Security measures strengthened in Moscow ahead of NYE celebrations

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 30, 2016 at 14:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Security measures were being strengthened in central Moscow, Friday, in a bid to protect civilians against the potential danger of attacks during Christmas and New Year's celebrations in the Russian capital.

Precautions include concrete bricks being placed in pedestrian areas near New Year's markets and central shopping hubs, with an increased number of police officers patrolling the centre of the city.

Security measures have been reinforced in cities across Russia following the Christmas market attack in Berlin on December 19, when a truck was rammed into a crowd of holiday shoppers, killing 12 people and injuring dozens.

Russia: Security measures strengthened in Moscow ahead of NYE celebrations02:18
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Security measures were being strengthened in central Moscow, Friday, in a bid to protect civilians against the potential danger of attacks during Christmas and New Year's celebrations in the Russian capital.

Precautions include concrete bricks being placed in pedestrian areas near New Year's markets and central shopping hubs, with an increased number of police officers patrolling the centre of the city.

Security measures have been reinforced in cities across Russia following the Christmas market attack in Berlin on December 19, when a truck was rammed into a crowd of holiday shoppers, killing 12 people and injuring dozens.

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