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Russian Ministry Highlights Country's Worst-Polluted Cities

Russia's Natural Resources Ministry has named the 35 cities and towns with the country's highest air pollution levels.

Environmental officials aim to create a system that will force the highest-polluting regions and businesses to report their emission levels and take steps to reduce them.

Here's a closer look at some of the cities that made the list:

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