The Glory of the Tsars - The Bolshoi
Written by ACM   
Saturday, 29 October 2011

Russia's historic Bolshoi Theatre, the glory of the Tsars, has reopened with an exclusive party to celebrate a luxurious renovation that has taken six years, cost $700m and revived a revered cultural symbol scarred by centuries of use and abuse.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev opened the gala, which was attended by politicians and celebrities from all over the world.

The 235-year-old building was shut down because of fears its foundations could crumble.

Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reported from the Russian capital, Moscow 28 Ocotber, 2011.