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Red Square's architectural ensemble was among tens of thousands of buildings that turned off their lights worldwide.
Sophia Sandurskaya / Moskva News Agency

Moscow’s Landmarks Descend Into Darkness for Earth Hour

Major historical landmarks worldwide switched off the lights on Saturday in solidarity with Earth Hour, the environmental awareness movement spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) since 2007.

Moscow's monuments and iconic buildings were among the famous sights that descended into darkness between 8:30 and 9:30 on Saturday evening, adding an air of mystery to the Russian capital.

Here is what Russia’s capital looked like in the hour of darkness:

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