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Metro Lawsuit Thrown Out

A consumer watchdog’s lawsuit complaining about excessive heat in the Moscow metro was thrown out by the city’s Meshchansky District Court on Friday, Interfax reported.

The Society for Protection of Consumer Rights sued the metro in July, saying the temperature at some stations reached 32 degrees Celsius, while state regulations cap it at 28 C. It also complained about underground transportation noise exceeding maximum permissible levels.

The court did not immediately provide an explanation for the ruling, but the watchdog’s representatives said they would appeal. Metro officials have criticized the lawsuit as “absurd.” 


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