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City Authorities Turn Off Fountains, Turn On Heating

Moscow's Deputy Mayor Pyotr Biryukov said Tuesday that city authorities would turn off the capital's fountains and turn on the heating in all homes by the end of the day.

Biryukov clarified that the city's fountains were being turned off a week later than usual due to unseasonably warm weather at the start of October, Interfax reported.

For the same reason, authorities have delayed turning on communal heating in many Moscow apartment buildings, the deputy mayor said.

Biryukov said that 95 percent of Moscow's buildings, including all preschools and schools, had received heating by Monday.

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