Wartime bomb found at Bolshoi

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Wartime bomb found at Bolshoi

Post by Marcus » 06 Jul 2002 12:04

An explosive device from World War II has been discovered during renovations at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow.
A worker found the rusty mine on Wednesday after removing tiles that covered the floor of the famed theatre's fifth entrance, the newspaper Moskovskii Komsomolets reported on Friday.
That part of the Bolshoi had been used in 1941 as an arms and munitions dump, while the German army was besieging the Russian capital, the newspaper said.
An army team removed the mine and took it to a site in the Moscow suburbs where it was destroyed.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/entert ... 097813.stm

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Re: Wartime bomb found at Bolshoi

Post by Cantankerous » 26 Aug 2020 02:56

Why didn't Stalin have personnel remove the mine from this part of the Bolshoi Theater after World War II?

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