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City Hall Buys Drones

The City Hall has come up with an unorthodox way of monitoring Moscow’s real estate development, allotting 5 million rubles ($164,000) to purchase two unmanned drones for the purpose, RIA-Novosti reported Monday.

The purchase was ordered by acting Mayor Vladimir Resin, formerly in charge of the city’s construction sector, a City Hall source said, without elaborating on when the winged robots might appear in Moscow skies.

Attempts to develop civil aviation in Moscow are hampered by tight security regulations, stemming from the fact that the country’s top federal agencies and legislative bodies are located in the city.

It was not immediately unclear whether the drones might prompt any change in regulations.


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