Russian Government: No Money For Bolshoi Renovation

The Russian government says it does not have the $880 million needed to pay for planned renovation work on the Bolshoi Theatre. “The Bolshoi, which has already closed for work meant to last three years, has been told to slash its costs significantly if it wants to proceed. But the project’s chief architect, Nikita Shangin, says he will walk out if the theatre does not get the money.”