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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hunting Grounds Saved

MOSCOW () -- The favorite hunting ground of Soviet leaders Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev has been officially named a national park, the Izvestia newspaper reported Friday.

The governor of the Moscow region, Anatoly Tyazhlov, signed a decree granting national park status to the Zavidovo reserve, 110 kilometers northwest of Moscow.

The decree forbids any construction or chopping down of trees on the reserve, Izvestia said.

It was not clear whether hunting will still be allowed. The decree was aimed at blocking industrial enterprises, owners of tourist camps and individuals from building on the site, Tyazhlov told the newspaper.