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Medvedev Hosts Bolshoi Gala After Scandal on $680 Million Refit

Moscow’s Bolshoi theater has survived three fires, wartime bombing and more recently a six-year renovation plagued by delays and alleged embezzlement.

Now the storied venue is ready to show off the 21 billion ruble ($680 million) overhaul designed to return the Bolshoi to its pre-Soviet glory.