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Russia's Bolshoi theatre restored to its former glory

It has been dogged by delays and allegations of corruption. But finally, the restoration of one of Russia's most iconic buildings is nearing completion.

The finishing touches are being put to the Bolshoi theatre in Moscow and restorers are using a rather unusual medieval recipe to bring the building back to its former glory.

Antony Weller reports.

  • 04 Mar 2011
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