Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Why Are They Tearing Up Moscow?

The city is under reconstruction not seen since Khrushchev. ‘It’s like a war.’

Ilya Bogdanov evacuated his family from their cozy apartment in the heart of Moscow after spending two summers with clouds of dust and roaring construction machinery. For the rest of the warm weather, they will stay on the Baltic seaside in Latvia.

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