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Six years and $700 million later, the Bolshoi Theater is set to open

People take photos in front of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, on Sep. 27.
People take photos in front of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, on Sep. 27.Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP - Getty Images

I went to this theater once before the refurbishing and I thought it was beautiful then. I can't imagine how exciting it must be for Moscow residents to see this wonderful place restored and reopened after such a long time. The theater, home of the famous Bolshoi Ballet, has survived three fires,  bombing during WWII and at one time was set over an underground river. Full story.

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