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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

City Will Use Only Russian Materials

The Moscow city government will now use exclusively domestic materials on its construction sites, RIA-Novosti reported Monday.

The decision was made to “support domestic suppliers, lower construction costs, use the potential of the capital’s industrial facilities and create more jobs for Muscovites,” in addition to other reasons, said a source in the city administration who asked that his name not be used.

Moscow’s committee for architecture and urban development will have to correct project documentation for construction in the city and change imported materials to those made in Russia, with the exception of materials that are not produced domestically, the source said.

Starting next year, another Moscow committee will inspect construction projects to make sure that they are using Russian materials.