Protests in Moscow at plan to tear down Soviet-era housing in affluent areas

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Residents fear redevelopment plan will expel them from low-rise buildings in quiet neighbourhoods and force them to live in high-rise blocks

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Moscow on Sunday in a rally against a bill to tear down Soviet-era low-rise apartment buildings.

People, mostly young and middle-aged couples, gathered on a central street to protest against arguably Russia’s largest redevelopment project to pull down entire neighbourhoods of Soviet-era prefabricated buildings. City Hall has insisted the buildings are dilapidated and outdated, while many residents and activists see the plans as a ruse to make way for high-rises in some of Moscow’s leafiest areas.

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