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    Moscow's expansion plan raises concerns

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Overcrowding and traffic jams are bringing parts of the Russian capital, Moscow, to a standstill.

    Dmitry Medvedev, the Russian president, has set in motion a massive expansion project to meet this growing demand for space.

    The plan will see Moscow expanding to the south and southwest, taking in forestland and small communities.

    However, as Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Moscow, environmentalists fear the move could prove to be an environmental fiasco and leave thousands displaced.