Hundreds Gather in Moscow to Protest Razing of Historic Building; A Few Throw Stones

April 21, 2016
The Tagansk Telephone Exchange on Pokrovsky Boulevard, built in the Constructivist style in the 1930s, now being raised by new owner oligarch Vladimir Yevtushenkov to build luxury apartments. Photo by Sergei Bobalev/TASS

LIVE UPDATES: Thousands of Muscovites have gathered this afternoon to protest the razing of an architectural monument, the old Tagansk Telephone Exchange.

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