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A City Reborn: The Epic Transformation of Moscow's Streets

Summer in Moscow is the blissful season of trips to the dacha, fresh watermelon, and the unceasing sound of drilling from the city's never-ending barrage of roadworks. The Moscow's mayor's ambitious project to overhaul the streets of the capital has been time-consuming, expensive, and controversial: but finally, residents are starting to see some real results.

The Moscow Times has picked the best before and after shots from Moscow's streets to showcase the city's extraordinary ongoing transformation.

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