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Moscow Utility Bills to Rise 7% in 2017

Maxim Stulov / Vedomosti

Utility bills in Moscow are set to rise by 7 percent in 2017, the Russian government announced on their official web portal on Tuesday.

Increases will be seen across Russia, with prices going up by 4 percent in St. Petersburg and 6 percent in the far-eastern Kamchatka region.

Prices hikes were last seen in July 2016, when bills in Moscow went up by 7.4 percent.

The bills pay for the communal upkeep of apartment blocks, as well as state-provided central heating and water charges.

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