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Russia Shuts Red Square Amid Security Fears

Authorities have sealed off Moscow’s Red Square, its most famous landmark, at the height of the tourist season — apparently out of fear of bomb attacks by Chechen rebels. A hand-written sign taped to a metal barrier leading into the square, which runs along one side of the Kremlin — the seat of Russian power — said: “Red Square is closed until September.” Police contacted Thursday refused to say why. “The square is closed, but we are not prepared to comment on the reason,” said a spokesman for the Federal Guard Service that guards the Kremlin and surrounding areas. But Izvestia newspaper said its closure was due to fears of attacks on the landmark following two bomb attacks in the capital earlier this month. Full Story

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