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Russia's Bolshoi Theater celebrates 240th anniversary

On March 28 the Bolshoi Theater marks 240th anniversary

The Moscow Bolshoi’s history started on March 28, 1776, when Prince Pyotr Urusov, an art devotee and sponsor, obtained kind permission from Her Majesty Empress Catherine II “to arrange for stage performances, masquerades, balls and other entertainments” for a period of ten years. Bolshoi Theater's greatest ballets, operas, dancers and singers - in this gallery by TASS.