Swimmers say water is clean, but government is dirty

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Aug. 7, 2012, 5:11 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Fedor Zarkhin, Jesper Larsen

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.
© 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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