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The Impressive Sight of Moscow's VDNKh Engulfed by Flames

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A fire broke out in the central pavilion of the VDNKh park in Moscow on Tuesday.

The pavilion had been closed for reconstruction, which was expected to continue until Fall 2018 before Tuesday’s fire.

Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry reported that around 100 square meters of scaffolding caught fire. 

The cause of the incident remains unclear. 

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