Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (2nd R, front) visits newly constructed Zhukovsky international airport near Moscow, Russia, May 30, 2016. Alexander Astafyev/Sputnik/Pool via Reuters
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Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev opened the Zhukovsky airport about 40 kilometers southeast of Moscow city center, Russian television reported.The new airport has a capacity of 2 million passengers per year, Rostec, the Russian state conglomerate that controls the airport's operating company Ramport Aero, said in a statement.The airport will run around 20 flights per week by two passenger airlines from ex-Soviet Central Asia -- Air Kyrgyzstan and SCAT Airlines from Kazakhstan.
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