First was Cuba, and now it’s Moscow who will be shut down forever in Mafia Wars, thanks to some new and big surprises Zynga has in store for us this March. But in order to kick them off, they must close down Moscow and they’re planning to do it in style so prepare for the Massacre in Moscow event about which we have all the juicy details below!

In order to complete Massacre in Moscow mission, you will need to loot Snow Resist Layers. This will only drop in jobs and fights (but not robberies!) in Moscow. Completing the mission will award you with the Special Mastery Item, a Snow Cat (144 Att / 72 Def). However, you should hurry up to do it, since Moscow will be Shut Down on March 10th!

If you haven’t finished the Moscow missions yet, you will receive some goodies: 5x Mastery on unmastered jobs, while mastered jobs will reward you with a skill point.In addition, there are Mastery Items for mastering each tier (Barsuk SUV, Karpov, Ex-KGB Bodyguard, Cossack Arored Vest, ZPR Pulemut and the Drakon) If you haven’t vaulted the Moscow collections, each of them offer a permanent addition to your skill.

– Prison Tattoos Collection initial vault = + 6 Defense
– Matryoshka Dolls Collection initial vault = +7 Energy
– Russian Leaders Collection initial vault = +4 Attack
– Vodka Drinks Collection initial vault = +4 Stamina
– Soviet Memorabilla Collection initial vault = +10 Health
– Faberge Egg Collection initial vault = +8 Energy

It seems pretty cool – not because the Mafia Wars Moscow area will be closed down for the entire foreseeable future, but because new and exciting things are coming. Maybe Mafia Wars 2 will be released? Only time will tell – until then, one other thing is clear: Bangkok is next on the closing line, as you can see in the announcement message (image in the upper left corner).

Are you excited about the new things that are coming or upset that you’ll lose these areas in Mafia Wars?