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Small Businesses Cower After Moscow's Night of Bulldozers

The first Stanislav Minaev knew his florist's shop was about to be demolished was a call at lunchtime from the local district council recommending he vacate the premises. That evening the bulldozers arrived to flatten everything. Located in a park near Moscow's Kropotkinskaya metro station, the florist was part of a huddle of small shops and cafes that formed one of around 100 makeshift shopping centers declared illegal by the city and razed on the night of Feb. 8-9. Russian...

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