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Luzhkov Applies for U.S. Visa

Former Mayor Yury Luzhkov has applied for a U.S. visa at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, a source familiar with the situation said Friday.

"Luzhkov plans to travel to the United States on a brief business visit," the source said, without elaborating.

In February, Luzhkov requested a British visa, saying that he wanted to visit his daughters who are studying in London.

But Luzhkov still has not received a reply from the consular service, the source said Friday, dismissing earlier unofficial reports that a visa was granted.


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