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Moscow's avant-garde buildings under demolition threat

Many are in a poor state and developers often prefer to completely rebuild them or pull them down altogether

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Hundreds of people rallied outside a 1920s-era former telephone exchange in Moscow, decrying a plan to demolish the avant-garde landmark and build luxury flats.

Moscow

HUNDREDS of people rallied outside a 1920s-era former telephone exchange in Moscow, decrying a plan to demolish the avant-garde landmark and build luxury flats.

But days later, developers started ripping out the building on a central boulevard anyway, watched by a