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Dozens Detained In Moscow In Bid To Head Off Race Riot

Police in Moscow say they have detained dozens of people in order to prevent fighting between Russian youths and people from the Caucasus region.

Police said they had received information that groups would try to gather at Manezh Square, near the Ostankino television tower and around the Alekseyevskaya and VDNKh metro stations.

Tensions have been high in Moscow since fighting between extremists and football fans on December 11 left one Kyrgyz national dead.

compiled from agency reports