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Swimmers say water is clean, but government is dirty

Author: Fedor Zarkhin All articles by this author

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Aug. 07, 2012 17:11
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Kyiv swimmers on Aug. 7, the hottest day in 112 years with a high temperature of 36 C, ignored government warnings to stay out of the polluted Dnipro River.
Photo by Jesper Larsen

 In spite of a ban imposed Aug. 6 on swimming in the Dnipro River, there was no shortage of sunbathers or swimmers the next day. Scores of people, showing a healthy disdain for government warnings, cooled off in the water on what has been registered as the hottest day in 112 years, with a high of 36 C

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