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Dream Island cost $1.5 billion to build.
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Russia Opens Fairy-Tale Theme Park

Russia's answer to Disneyland opened its doors to the public Saturday, promising home-grown wonder for children of all ages.

In the age of sanctions and strained U.S. relations, all stories, characters and attractions in Dream Island are Russian-themed.

The complex covers 30 hectares in an industrial neighborhood in southern Moscow, and is aiming to be one of the biggest and the best theme parks in the world.

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