Sordid Saga Of Bolshoi’s Restoration Finally Ending

“It has been a long, embarrassing and complex process, with deadlines set and missed since the theater closed for renovation in 2005 and with soaring costs, financed by the federal government, that have reached $760 million.” Officials point out that, before this renovation, the Bolshoi building was literally near collapse.

Source: The New York Times 08/18/11