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MOSCOW, January 12. /TASS/. Flights are canceled en masse in Moscow because of weather conditions. In particular, the Aeroflot airlines said flights to 14 destinations had been cancelled because of a snowfall, blizzard and squall wind up to 17 meters per second.
Flights from Sheremetyevo International Airport have been stopped to several cities of Germany, France ,Latvia, Turkey and Belarus as well as to domestic destinations - to Siberia, the Volga and Kama regions and the Southern Federal District. Besides, flights to the Czech Republic and Armenia have been delayed. Passengers are notified through a call center.
A severe snowstorm and gusty wind will be observed in the Moscow region until the evening on January 13, an employee of the Phobos weather center told the regional news agency of the Moscow region. Weather conditions are determined by a powerful Atlantic cyclone. "The blizzard will end by tomorrow evening. A powerful blizzard and snowfall will be observed early on January 13, and in the afternoon there will be a strong wind and snow," the meteorologist said.