Publication: Monitor Volume: 3 Issue: 164

. The city of Moscow today began three days of festivities celebrating the 850th anniversary of the city’s founding. President Boris Yeltsin marked the occasion this morning with a special broadcast and Mayor Yury Luzhkov unveiled a huge and controversial statue of Peter the Great on the Moscow embankment. Celebrations will include a street carnival, an open-air opera, and a laser show that will project the image of the Virgin Mary onto the night sky over the Russian capital. (BBC, September 5)

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