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Moscow spending $1.32 million to create 'perfect weather' for May Day

By Daniel Uria
Moscow spending $1.32 million to create 'perfect weather' for May Day
Russia's Kremlin has looked to ensure clear weather for the country's International Worker's Day celebration on May 1, by spending $1.32 million on cloud seeding technology. Dating back to the Soviet era, the country has invested millions of dollars in the process, which uses a special plane to spray a weather-altering solution near the clouds. Photo by Denis Larkin/Shutterstock

MOSCOW, April 28 (UPI) -- Russia's Kremlin has allocated more than $1 million toward technology that will guarantee good weather in the country's capital city for its May 1 festivities.

Russia's government is investing in "cloud seeding" technology that will ensure "blue skies" in Moscow on May 1, which marks both International Worker's Day and a celebration of the Orthodox Easter.

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The process involves spraying a solution of granulated carbon dioxide, liquid nitrogen and cement from a special plane.

According to a document translated by Russia Beyond The Headlines the procedure planned for May 1 will cost about $1.32 million.

Moscow has employed these tactics since the Soviet Era and spent more than $6 million on cloud seeding in 2015.

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