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Interview with John Pike

Washington defence analyst John Pike says the U.S. proposal to delay activation of the anti-missile shield is unlikely to be taken seriously by Moscow.

Road traffic was disrupted, with cars moving at an average speed of 10 km per hour and 9,000 snow ploughs are working in the streets of Moscow alone.

In addition, planes were not allowed to land at airports in the Russian capital. Instead, they were diverted to Moscow’s neighbouring regions of Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh, and Yaroslavl.

Meanwhile, forecasters expect the snowfall to continue throughout the day.