Bolshoi Theatre reopens

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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R), accompanied by the theatre director Anatoly Iksanov (C) and famous choreographer Yury Grigorovich, visits the Bolshoi Theatre.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R), accompanied by the theatre director Anatoly Iksanov (C) and famous choreographer Yury Grigorovich, visits the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) talks to famous choreographer Yury Grigorovich as he visits the Bolshoi Theatre.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (R) talks to famous choreographer Yury Grigorovich as he visits the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Medvedev visited the Bolshoi Theatre to mark its upcoming re-opening after years of reconstruction.

Medvedev visited the Bolshoi Theatre to mark its upcoming re-opening after years of reconstruction.

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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (first row 5th R) talks to members of the company at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (first row 5th R) talks to members of the company at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.

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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (C) poses for a picture with members of the company at the Bolshoi Theatre.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (C) poses for a picture with members of the company at the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (S) speaks with members of the Bolshoi Theatre company in Moscow.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (S) speaks with members of the Bolshoi Theatre company in Moscow.

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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (C) listens to conductor Vassily Sinaisky (R) at the Bolshoi Theatre.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (C) listens to conductor Vassily Sinaisky (R) at the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Anatoly Iksanov, the general director of the Bolshoi Theatre, stand in so-called Czar's Box at the theatre.

Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Anatoly Iksanov, the general director of the Bolshoi Theatre, stand in so-called Czar's Box at the theatre.

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Dancers rehearse The Sleeping Beauty ballet as Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Bolshoi Theatre.

Dancers rehearse The Sleeping Beauty ballet as Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Conductor Vassily Sinaisky (L) and orchestra musicians rehearse The Sleeping Beauty ballet as Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Bolshoi Theatre.

Conductor Vassily Sinaisky (L) and orchestra musicians rehearse The Sleeping Beauty ballet as Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev visits the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Ballet dancers watch Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev at the Bolshoi Theatre.

Ballet dancers watch Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev at the Bolshoi Theatre.

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Ballet dancers rehearse The Sleeping Beauty at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

Ballet dancers rehearse The Sleeping Beauty at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

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People walk past the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the restored theatre, a landmark of Moscow built in the 1820s, closed in 2005.

People walk past the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited the restored theatre, a landmark of Moscow built in the 1820s, closed in 2005.

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