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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

City’s Giant White Roaches

Mayor Yury Luzhkov said Thursday that the underground Neglinka River posed no risk to the Bolshoi Theater but he warned that the river was crawling with 10-centimeter albino cockroaches.

“They do not want to be touched by man. I tried, but they jump into the water right away. They are good swimmers,” he said, Interfax reported. He was speaking at the opening of the theater’s restored facade.