Russian Truckers, Irate Over New Tolls, Block Roads Near Moscow

December 5, 2015 10:18 AM

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Russian Truckers, Irate Over New Tolls, Block Roads Near Moscow

Russian truck drivers protested new road tolls by driving to Moscow and threatening to block a belt road around the Russian capital.

MOSCOW — Hundreds of long-distance truckers blocked a lengthy section of the ring road circling the capital on Friday to protest a new national toll, in the first sign that Russia’s economic woes might be eroding the broad support for President Vladimir V. Putin’s government.

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