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October 8, 1994 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If one piece of real estate symbolizes the struggle for Russia's soul, it is a 984-foot-wide pit by the Moscow River not far from the Kremlin. Until last week, when construction workers fenced it off and drained it, the place was a complex of outdoor swimming pools. But that was only one chapter in a bizarre history now coming full circle. In Chapter One, the world's largest Orthodox cathedral stood there.
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October 8, 1994 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If one piece of real estate symbolizes the struggle for Russia's soul, it is a 984-foot-wide pit by the Moscow River not far from the Kremlin. Until last week, when construction workers fenced it off and drained it, the place was a complex of outdoor swimming pools. But that was only one chapter in a bizarre history now coming full circle. In Chapter One, the world's largest Orthodox cathedral stood there.
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