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Today in History, Jan. 6

A vintage photo of the Intourist hotel.

Twelve years ago today, on Jan. 6, 2002, the Intourist hotel closed its doors to its last guest after being condemned to demolition for sticking out like a Gniloi Zub, or the Rotten Tooth, among the elegant old buildings on lower Tverskaya Ulitsa. Read the story in our archive:

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