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Happy Birthday Moscow! The Capital Celebrates City Day

Moscow celebrated its 869th birthday in style on Saturday and Sunday with a spectacular array of festivals, events, concerts and excursions — not to mention fireworks. If you missed out on the action, then worry not: The Moscow Times has found the best images from across the weekend.

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