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Police are clearing Moscow's Manezh Square amid fears of a repeat of Saturday's nationalist riots.
Riot police were posted around the square following a tip-off that football fans were planning to face off with migrants from Russia's mainly Muslim North Caucasus region later on Monday.
The shopping mall under the square and the entrance to the nearby Okhotny Ryad metro station were closed.
Over 5,000 football fans and nationalists gathered on the square on Saturday to protest the death of Yegor Sviridov, a Spartak Moscow fan who was shot dead earlier in December in a fight between football fans and migrants.
Aslan Cherkessov, 26, from the North Caucasus republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, has been formally accused of the killing and placed in custody until February 6.
MOSCOW, December 13 (RIA Novosti)
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