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Russia To Send Aid To Tajikistan For Relief From Cold Weather

Authorities have said that Russia will send urgent humanitarian aid to Tajikistan to help tackle the aftermath of an unusually cold and long winter.

The Kremlin said on March 30 that Dushanbe has requested help from Moscow.

Tajikistan's agricultural sector has reportedly suffered heavy losses, and many roads and bridges were also damaged as a result of a long spell of cold weather.

More than 20 countries sent humanitarian aid worth $6 million to Tajikistan in January and February.

Russia, Egypt and Iran were among the largest donors.

With reporting by Itar-Tass and Ria Novosty