Residents in the Moscow region continued to face power outages after disruptions caused by freezing rain on Dec. 26, leaving 21,205 people in 140 towns without electricity as of 6 p.m. yesterday, the Russian Emergency Ministry said on its website.

OAO MRSK Holding, which manages Russia's interregional power distributors, aims to restore power by 6 p.m. tomorrow, Chief Executive Officer Nikolai Shvets told Prime Minister Vladimir Putin at a government meeting yesterday.

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