Moscow City Hall Spends $15 Million on Ice-Skating Rink

Moscow City Hall spent 784 million rubles ($15 million) on an ice-skating rink in one of the Russian capital's parks, news website Gazeta.ru reported Tuesday.

The rink, in the All-Russia Exhibition Center in northern Moscow, will break even within two to three years, the head of the center's management company told Gazeta, adding that within the venue's 10-year planned lifespan City Hall ought to be able to earn a tidy buck.

He may be right — a crowd of 150,000 skaters formed huge queues outside the rink when it opened on Nov. 29.

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