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Moscow is the capital and most populous city of Russia, with approximately 15.1 million residents within the city limits, 17 million within the urban area and 20 million within the metropolitan area. Moscow is one of Russia's federal cities.

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Kremlin critic calls for protest against Putin's constitutional reforms

An opposition politician in Moscow urged Russians on Friday to take to the streets this weekend to protest against sweeping constitutional reforms floated by President Vladimir Putin.
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Mikhail who? Weary Russians welcome change of prime minister

Few people on the streets of Moscow on Thursday had heard of Mikhail Mishustin, the former Federal Tax Service chief plucked from relative obscurity by President Vladimir Putin this week to serve as..
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Videos for Moscow


Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor [Video]Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor

Haftar did not sign up to ceasefire deal in Moscow but agreed to comply with terms ahead of talks in Berlin.

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Brain freeze: Russian firm offers immortality for a fee [Video]Brain freeze: Russian firm offers immortality for a fee

KrioRus' "patients" are frozen in vats of liquid nitrogen in the hope of one day being revived. Freddy Tennyson reports.

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Libya talks in Russia: Haftar consulting allies on truce deal [Video]Libya talks in Russia: Haftar consulting allies on truce deal

Some fighting has resumed in Libya after ceasefire talks stalled in Moscow. But not all hope of a deal is lost.

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Anyone who says they know what Putin will do is 'lying', says academic [Video]Anyone who says they know what Putin will do is 'lying', says academic

But one thing is clear from yesterday's dramatic shakeup in Moscow - the Russian President has his sights set on the longterm. View on euronews

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Russian government dissolved - Prime Minister Medvedev [Video]Russian government dissolved - Prime Minister Medvedev

The unexpected announcement, which came shortly after Putin proposed a nationwide vote on sweeping changes that would shift power from the presidency to parliament, means Russia will also get a new..

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Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement [Video]Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire agreement

Turkey's Erdogan criticises breakdown in talks, says Ankara will 'teach Haftar a lesson' if he resumes Tripoli push.

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Libyan rivals Sarraj and Haftar leave Moscow without signing ceasefire deal [Video]Libyan rivals Sarraj and Haftar leave Moscow without signing ceasefire deal

Libyan rivals Sarraj and Haftar leave Moscow without signing ceasefire deal

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Muscovites get a chance to take on toy tanks [Video]Muscovites get a chance to take on toy tanks

This is not a toy, but not quite a real Armoured Personal Carrier. Thanks to a tankodrome that opened in Sokolniki Park in Moscow, people can simulate the experience of being in a real APC

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Putin welcomes Merkel to Moscow [Video]Putin welcomes Merkel to Moscow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Russia on Jan. 11 for talks with President Vladimir Putin on the crisis triggered by the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a..

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Thousands of Syrians opt to learn Russian at school [Video]Thousands of Syrians opt to learn Russian at school

Increasing numbers of Syrian students are learning Russian as a foreign language in public schools, a move that reflects the extent to which Syrian-Russian relations have grown since the war started in..

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Russian ship 'aggressively' approaches destroyer: U.S. Navy [Video]Russian ship 'aggressively' approaches destroyer: U.S. Navy

A Russian navy ship 'aggressively approached' a U.S. Navy destroyer in the North Arabian Sea on Thursday, the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet said in a statement on Friday, but Russia denied it..

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Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire [Video]Libya's Haftar rejects Ankara, Moscow's call for ceasefire

Fight against 'terrorist organisations that seized Tripoli' will continue until the end, vows military spokesman.

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Fireworks as the new decade sweeps in across Europe [Video]Fireworks as the new decade sweeps in across Europe

Moscow, Athens, Berlin, Paris and London saw in the new year in style. View on euronews

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Trump's Latest Call With Putin Raises More Questions Than It Answers [Video]Trump's Latest Call With Putin Raises More Questions Than It Answers

President Donald Trump’s call with his Russian counterpart has raised questions after news about the call came from Moscow instead of the White House. According to CNN, the Kremlin said that..

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Putin Invites Donald Trump To Moscow In 2020 [Video]Putin Invites Donald Trump To Moscow In 2020

Russian President Vladimir Putin invited President Donald Trump to Moscow in 2020. According to CNN, the message was read from Putin’s holiday greetings to foreign leaders. Putin said Russia and the..

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Putin thanks Trump for thwarting New Year attacks [Video]Putin thanks Trump for thwarting New Year attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed counterterrorism cooperation and the potential for arms control in a phone call on Sunday, the White House said. Roger Fortuna..

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Over 230,000 people flee Idlib during Russian-backed offensive - UN [Video]Over 230,000 people flee Idlib during Russian-backed offensive - UN

The United Nations said 235,000 civilians had fled their homes in rebel-held northwestern Syria during a Russian-backed campaign of air strikes and shelling this month. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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Putin dons skates to play ice hockey in Moscow [Video]Putin dons skates to play ice hockey in Moscow

The team of Russian president Vladimir Putin emerged victorious from the December 25 encounter in Moscow. View on euronews

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Russian authorities ramp up pressure on Kremlin opponent Navalny and his allies [Video]Russian authorities ramp up pressure on Kremlin opponent Navalny and his allies

In two separate cases, Russian authorities raided Alexei Navalny's offices in Moscow on Thursday, while one of his allies was forcibly conscripted. View on euronews

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FSB attack suspect a 'quiet' gun enthusiast: neighbors [Video]FSB attack suspect a 'quiet' gun enthusiast: neighbors

Russia's FSB security service has, according to eyewitnesses, searched the home of a man named by Russian media as the prime suspect in a rare shooting incident near the FSB's central Moscow..

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One dead after shooting near Russian security services' HQ in Moscow [Video]One dead after shooting near Russian security services' HQ in Moscow

Russian police 'neutralise' gunman after shooting near FSB headquarters in MoscowView on euronews

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Russia: FSB officer killed in shooting outside agency HQs [Video]Russia: FSB officer killed in shooting outside agency HQs

Gunman who opened fire outside headquarters of Russia's security agency in Moscow 'neutralised'.

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Gunman opens fire near Russian security service HQ [Video]Gunman opens fire near Russian security service HQ

An unknown person opened fire near the headquarters of Russia's FSB security service in central Moscow on Thursday evening wounding several other people, the Interfax news agency cited the FSB as..

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Russia says urging Gulf nations to consider a joint security mechanism

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow has been urging Gulf countries to consider a common security mechanism for the region.
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Russia: Libya's Haftar is taking two days to discuss ceasefire deal - Ifax

Russia's defense ministry said on Tuesday that Khalifa Haftar, commander of forces in eastern Libya, had been positive about a ceasefire deal drafted at talks in Moscow and is taking two days to..
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Libya's Haftar leaves Moscow without signing ceasefire: TASS

Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement drafted at talks in Russia on Monday, the TASS news agency cited the Russian Foreign..
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Turkish, Syrian top spies meet in first official contact in years

Turkish and Syrian heads of intelligence met in Moscow on Monday, in the first official contact in years despite Ankara's long-standing hostility to President Bashar al-Assad, a senior Turkish official..
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Libya's Haftar, Serraj did not meet officially during Moscow talks: Interfax

Libya's warring leaders did not meet officially during indirect peace talks held in Moscow on Monday, the Interfax news agency cited a member of the Russian delegation, which mediated the talks..
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Libya peace talks in Moscow fall short of ceasefire deal

Libya's warring leaders made some progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday but failed to agree on an unconditional and open-ended ceasefire.
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Libya talks in Moscow progress but fail to get ceasefire deal: Russian foreign minister

Talks aimed at agreeing an unconditional and open-ended ceasefire in Libya failed to achieve a breakthrough on Monday despite making good progress, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told..
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Libyan rivals, cajoled by Putin and Erdogan, hold indirect Moscow peace talks

Libya's warring leaders held indirect peace talks in Moscow on Monday with Russia and Turkey urging the rivals to sign a binding truce to end a nine-month-old war and pave the way for a settlement that..
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Erdogan says talks between Turkish, Russian, Libyan delegations going well

Talks between Libya's warring parties in Moscow, supported by Turkish and Russian officials, are going positively, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, adding that Ankara was working to ensure the..
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Rival Libyan leaders to hold Moscow peace talks on Monday: news agencies

Libya's warring rival leaders will hold peace talks in Moscow on Monday alongside representatives from Russia and Turkey, Russian news agencies cited the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying.
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Heads of warring Libyan sides to meet in Moscow: Russian foreign ministry

Russia's foreign ministry said the heads of Libya's two warring factions will hold talks in Moscow on Monday, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Libyan opponents may sign ceasefire deal in Moscow: Interfax

The leaders of the warring sides in Libya will arrive in Moscow on Monday and could sign a ceasefire agreement, the Interfax news agency reported, citing a Russian official.
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Russia's Putin: time to hold Libya peace talks in Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a joint press-conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow on Saturday, said it was time to hold Libya peace talks in Berlin, as it was..
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Russia says no grounds to blame Iran for Ukrainian plane crash: TASS

A Russian deputy foreign minister said on Friday that Moscow currently sees no grounds to blame Iran for the crash of a Ukrainian airliner near Tehran, contradicting statements by Canada and others,..
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Kremlin says Merkel, Putin to discuss Middle East crisis in Moscow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Russia on Jan. 11 to discuss the Middle East crisis with President Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader's press service said on Monday.
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U.N. rebuffs Russia accusation that U.S. visa delays being ignored

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has repeatedly expressed concern to Washington over U.S. visa delays for officials from Russia and other countries, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday after..
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Russian authorities raid Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's Moscow office

Russian authorities raided the Moscow headquarters of opposition politician Alexei Navalny on Thursday, using power tools to gain entry before dragging Navalny out by force and confiscating technical..
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Russian opposition leader Navalny freed after Moscow raid: spokeswoman

Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was freed on Thursday after being briefly detained during a raid on the headquarters of his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) in Moscow, his spokeswoman told..
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Police detain Kremlin critic Navalny during Moscow raid: spokeswoman

Police detained Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny on Thursday during a raid on the headquarters of his Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) in Moscow, his spokeswoman said on social media.
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Moscow to take retaliatory action against British media: Russian news agencies

Russia will take retaliatory measures against British media operating on Russian territory over what it regards as unfriendly action taken by British authorities against its own journalists, Russian..
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Russia and Turkey extended talks on Syria-Libya in quest for compromise: Vedomosti

Talks in Moscow between a Turkish government delegation and Russian diplomats lasted for three days, much longer than expected, as the two sides tried to find compromises on Syria and Libya, the..
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Russian court extends detention of ex-Marine Moscow calls a spy

A Russian court on Tuesday extended by three months the detention of Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine accused by Moscow of spying, a decision his family and U.S. officials condemned as unjust.
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Turkey says Russia will work to halt attacks in Syria's Idlib

Russia will work to stop attacks in the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib after talks with a Turkish delegation in Moscow, Turkish Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Tuesday, adding that..
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U.S. asks Russia to free incarcerated ex-Marine Paul Whelan

A senior U.S. diplomat on Monday called for Russia to free Paul Whelan, a former Marine accused by Moscow of espionage, saying there was no evidence against him and he had committed no crime.
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Putin opens Russian rail route to annexed Crimea

President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened a rail route linking Russia's two biggest cities to Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014, and said it proved that the country could deliver on..
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Ankara and Moscow to discuss Syrian migrants, Libya conflict

A Turkish delegation will travel to Moscow on Monday to discuss Syria and Libya, areas where the nations have some opposing views, for talks that President Tayyip Erdogan said would determine Turkey's..
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Kremlin calls Moscow shooting incident 'a manifestation of madness'

The Kremlin on Monday called a Moscow shooting incident last week in which two officers of Russia's FSB security service were killed by a gunman "a manifestation of madness" of the kind faced by all..
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Russia names gunman behind Moscow shooting, death toll rises to two

Russian investigators on Friday named the man who opened fire on the headquarters of the FSB security service in Moscow as Yevgeny Manyurov, a 39-year-old former security guard from just outside the..
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Russia's security service swoops on suspect's home after deadly shooting

Russia's FSB security service on Friday searched the home of a man named by Russian media as the prime suspect in a rare shooting incident near the FSB's central Moscow headquarters, neighbours told..
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Erdogan says Turkey won't be silent over mercenaries in Libya

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey will not stay silent over Russian-backed mercenaries supporting Khalifa Haftar in Libya, as Moscow voiced concerns over possible Turkish military..
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Gunman attacks Russian security service HQ in Moscow, kills employee

A gunman opened fire on the headquarters of Russia's FSB security service in central Moscow on Thursday evening in a rare shooting incident that the FSB said had left at least one of its employees..
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Five wounded in Moscow shooting, receiving treatment: Interfax cites health ministry

Five people were being treated for injuries after a shooting incident in central Moscow on Thursday evening near the FSB security services headquarters, Interfax news agency cited the health ministry..
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Security service employee dead in Moscow shooting: Interfax cites FSB

Russia's security service (FSB) said one of its employees was killed in a shooting incident at its headquarters in central Moscow on Thursday evening, Interfax news agency cited the FSB as saying.
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Moscow shooting incident could be linked to Putin speech: FSB source

A shooting incident in central Moscow on Thursday evening may have been planned to coincide with a speech President Vladimir Putin was making to commemorate Russia's day of the security services (FSB),..
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Gunshots ring out in central Moscow as police cordon off bigger area

Gunshots were heard in central Moscow near the headquarters of Russia's FSB security service on Thursday evening after the agency was cited by the Interfax news agency as saying it had neutralized an..
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Russia's FSB says it 'neutralizes' shooter after attack in central Moscow: Ifax

Russia's FSB security service said on Thursday it had "neutralized" a shooter at its headquarters in central Moscow, Interfax news agency reported, after Izvestia newspaper reported that three had been..
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Three people killed in shooting in central Moscow: Izvestia

Three people were killed in a shooting in central Moscow on Thursday evening near the headquarters of Russia's FSB security service headquarters, the Izvestia newspaper reported, citing a source.
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Maria Butina, convicted in U.S. of being Russian agent, gets job as state TV host

A Russian woman jailed in the United States for working as a foreign agent and deported to Moscow has been hired by Russia's state-funded RT television as a host for an online show that mocks the..
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Poland sees limited room for Russia diplomacy, despite Macron overtures

Poland sees limited room for diplomacy and dialogue with Russia, a senior Polish official said, despite attempts by French President Emmanuel Macron to persuade Warsaw to rethink its relationship with..
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U.S. Senate confirms John Sullivan as next U.S. ambassador to Russia

The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of John Sullivan, President Donald Trump's pick to be Ambassador to Russia, at a time when ties between Washington and Moscow have been strained.
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Russia expels two German diplomats in row over killing

Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday it would expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response after Berlin last week ordered the expulsion of two Russian diplomats.
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Germany says Russia's expulsion of its diplomats is unjustified

Germany on Thursday described as "unjustified" Russia's decision to expel two German diplomats from Moscow in a tit-for-tat response to Berlin's decision last week to order the expulsion of two Russian..
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Russia summons German ambassador in Moscow to issue response to diplomatic expulsions

Russia will inform the German ambassador in Moscow on Thursday of its response to the expulsion of two employees from its embassy in Berlin, after calling the diplomat to the Russian foreign ministry,..
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Pompeo says Trump warned Russia on election meddling, disputes Lavrov's account

President Donald Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during their meeting that Moscow's meddling in America's elections is unacceptable, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on..
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Siberian shaman who vowed to banish Putin banned from leaving hometown

Russia on Wednesday banned a shaman from leaving his Siberian hometown after he was detained during a second attempt to hike to Moscow on what he has called a mission to banish President Vladimir Putin..
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Germany unaware of extradition request for Georgian killed in Berlin

The German government said on Wednesday it was unaware that Russia had made an extradition request for a Georgian man murdered in Berlin in August after Russian President Vladimir Putin said requests..
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EU to roll over sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

European Union leaders will extend on Thursday sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Crimea and Moscow's involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, a senior EU official said on..
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U.S., Russia appear no closer on arms control disputes

The United States and Russia appeared no closer on Tuesday to settling their disagreements on nuclear arms control as Moscow again proposed extending their New START treaty and Washington insisted..
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