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Worker's Body Found After 5 Months in Mariinsky Theater

A view of the Mariinsky Theater in May 2012. A body was found in its attic this week. A. Savin

A workman who disappeared in December was found dead in an attic at St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater, investigators said.

The body of the 22-year-old man was found hanging from a rope on Tuesday.

Investigators believe he hung himself.

The legendary Mariinsky Theater opened a new $700 million stage earlier this month in a gala ceremony attended by President Vladimir Putin.

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