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Newly built financial district a veritable Potemkin Wall Street

Vacancy rates have become acute as its problems reflect the broader issues in the Russian economy

Moscow City was envisioned as a shiny skyscraper-dotted testament to Russia's growing international influence.


IN the coveted corner office, a bearded man in sweatpants scrambled eggs at a kitchenette, all the while taking in the serene beauty of the city lights twinkling far below.

In the conference room, or as the company prefers to call it, the "common area", two other men lounged...

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