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Kremlin’s lights to go out as it joins Earth Hour 2018

March 23, 16:55 UTC+3 MOSCOW

Last year more than 2 billion people from 187 countries, including 150 Russian cities, joined the global awareness campaign

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MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. The Moscow Kremlin will turn off its outdoor lights as part of the annual worldwide Earth Hour campaign on Saturday evening.

Earth Hour is an international event sponsored by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which calls on organizations and individuals to turn off non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol to their commitment to the planet. Iconic landmarks and skylines worldwide will plunge into darkness for a full hour by turning off their lights from 8.30 to 9.30 pm local time.

In 2017, more than 2 billion people from 187 countries, including 150 Russian cities, joined the global awareness campaign.

President Vladimir Putin kicked off this annual event in Russia back in 2013, when he first ordered that the Kremlin’s illumination be switched off for the campaign.

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