Recently re-opened after an extensive refit (even the foundations had to be rebuilt) which lasted for several years and cost billions of roubles the renovated Bolshoi stands in all its glory on Theatre Square.
Unfortunately, everybody in the country now wants to visit and it is nigh on impossible to get tickets.
I had wanted to see Carmen at the end of December - no chance!
I noticed this plaque has also been renovated. It says: In this building of the Bolshoi Theatre the first All-Union Congress of Soviets, on 30th December 1922, proclaimed the formation of the USSR.
Interesting to see which parts of history are being air-brushed and which parts are coming back into fashion.