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Putin Orders Cut in Number of Blue Car Lights, Kommersant Says

May 21, 2012

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin ordered a cut of almost half in the number of blue lights carried on official vehicles to 569 from 969, starting in July, Kommersant said, citing the order.

Heads of regions are may only use the hood-mounted blue lights within their regions and chiefs of federal agencies, except for top law-enforcement and defense officials, are restricted to using them in Moscow, the newspaper said.

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