This year the first citywide community spring clean-up was held in Moscow. City residents tidied up streets and courtyards, squares and parks.
“1,457,000 people took part in the community spring clean-up,” said Pyotr Biryukov, Deputy Moscow Mayor for Housing, Utilities and Amenities.
He also added that about 10,000 special equipment units were engaged in the urban improvement efforts.
During the day, the community spring clean-up volunteers were washing Moscow roads, sidewalks, facades, clearing lawns and sweeping grounds.
The second citywide community spring clean-up will be held in a week, on 20 April.
The month of spring urban improvement started in Moscow on 1 April and will last until the end of the month. During this period, it is planned to tidy up the courtyards ― to remove garbage, make flower beds, renovate children's, sports and container grounds. The building plinths and facades, entrance doors, doorsteps, entrances and stairs, basements and attics are to be repaired. It is also planned to carry out road maintenance, refresh road markings, repair and paint guardrails and public transport stops, wash road signs.