(From The Moscow Times)
Central Moscow is about to get another construction site where a historic building once stood. City Hall recently approved plans to demolish the Moskovskiye Novosti building on Pushkin Square with the aim of replacing it with an upmarket hotel.
The 19th-century, six-story building, which was heavily reconstructed after World War II, has been the office of Moskovskiye Novosti, or Moscow News, since 1956. But after the publication was sold to the Yukos-funded Open Russia charitable foundation last September, it moved to a new location, and the owner of the property decided to convert it for other uses.
According to a …