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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Bolshoi Turns 224

MOSCOW -- UNESCO International announced that Tuesday, the 224th anniversary of the founding of the Bolshoi Theater, was a day of solidarity between the United Nations cultural organization and the world-renown theater, Interfax reported.

The theater building has never undergone capital reconstruction since its construction in 1856, and today is in a state of emergency. The project to restore the historical site was taken over in 1993 by UNESCO's program to save cultural monuments.

The Bolshoi troupe was founded on March 28, 1776.