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Moscow's VDNKh to Get Aquarium With Killer Whales

A giant aquarium featuring rare marine life will be set up at Moscow's VDNKh exhibition center in the near future, a city official said at a news conference Wednesday.

The aquarium will be about 40,000 square meters in size, and city authorities have already purchased killer whales for it, who are currently being kept in the Far East, said Marat Khusnullin, deputy mayor for town-planning policies and development, according to a transcript posted on City Hall's website.

"They're already waiting for their time to come, to move to Moscow," Khusnullin was cited as saying.

The aquarium is expected to be completed by 2015, according to TASS news agency.

Moscow is already home to several aquariums, the largest of which is in the Rio mall on Dmitrovskoye Shosse. That aquarium covers 3,500 square meters.

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