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Chirkizovsky Market

Russia Closes Chirkizovsky International Market, Seen As Attack On Foreigners

Karina Ioffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karina Ioffee

In late June, the metal gates of the 740 acre Chirkizovsky bazaar-- the largest in Europe and venue for many immigrant merchants -- slammed shut, leaving an estimated 100,000 people without work.