Over a million participate in Moscow clean-up

Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) As part a tradition of the all-city subbotnik (Saturday clean-up) dating back to the Soviet era, more than one million people participated in a spring clean of Moscow’s parks, streets and squares Saturday.

“Despite the miserable weather, 1.14 million people took part,” said the city’s deputy mayor Pyotr Biryukov.

He said school and university students, state employees, and volunteers participated in the clean-up.

–IANS/RIA Novosti

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