Record-breaking snowfall cloaks Moscow

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Record snowfall covered Moscow on Wednesday, with streets and monuments blanketed in white and dozens of flights cancelled at the city’s main airport. Snow coated trees and power lines from morning, but melted into deep slush on pavements as temperatures rose above freezing in the afternoon. Some seven centimetres (2.8 inches) of snow fell overnight, according to the national meteorological service, with drifts reaching up to 45 centimetres (18 inches). Aeroflot airline said on its website that it had cancelled more than 70 flights in and out of the city’s Sheremetyevo airport.

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