Sunday, August 6, 2006

Moscow becomes a Western city …

[Global Sunday]

   We know that Russia has truly joined the capitalist world, as Moscow experiences the same land use policy dilemmas that many western urban centers have -- booming numbers of  affluent urbanites are swarming into the old city, pushing the labor class out to distant and dreary suburbs; historic buildings are being torn down; and the citizenry seems to prefer glitzy modern versions of traditional architecture (Las Vegas style).  Here's a fascinating segment from Public Radio International's' "The Changing World."

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