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Burned Building in Grozny Renamed

The Olimp office tower in Grozny that caught fire last week has been renamed "Feniks," according to a statement on the Chechen government's website.

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov said the name was chosen based on an Internet poll. The building will be fully restored in time for the Grozny city holiday on Oct. 5, Kadyrov said, RIA-Novosti reported.


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