A man plays at the Pokemon GO augmented reality game in central Moscow on August 23, 2016. AFP / VASILY MAXIMOV
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The Moscow government has invested 1 million rubles ($15,600) in the app and does not deny its resemblance to Pokemon Go, calling it an "educational version" of the game in its publicity materials.The game – so far only in Russian though an English language version is planned – took a while to complete since developers were trying out various technologies to digitize the historical figures and make them three-dimensional, Kuznetsov said.The game gives Muscovites "more reason to go for a walk," said a press release from city hall, which is on a quest to redevelop Moscow into a tech-savvy and modern capital, so far with mixed results.The game is set to add another dozen characters to the current nine, a difficult and delicate task as they have to be widely recognizable but not too controversial.
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