January 15, 2019

Huge Louis Vuitton will be removed from Red Square

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The installation of a gigantic suitcase in Moscow’s Red Square received a lot of criticism.
Read this article from The Moscow Times!


President Vladimir Putin’s administration spoke out in favor of removing a gigantic Louis Vuitton suitcase on Red Square on Wednesday, following public outcry about its placement in the historical heart of the Russian capital.

Outrage from all echelons of Russian society began as workers completed the installation on Red Square on Tuesday. By Wednesday afternoon, workers had already begun dismantling the structure, which was set to host a six-week exhibition of Louis Vuitton’s luggage.

President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin had not “issued written instructions to remove” the installation, but had spoken out in favor of dismantling it.

The move comes after several Communist deputies criticized the Kremlin for allowing the suitcase  — which is nine meters tall and 30 meters long — to be set up on Red Square.

“This is a sacred place for the Russian state,” said Sergei Obukhov, a member of the Communist Party Central Committee. “There are some symbols that cannot be trivialized or denigrated.”


Article by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber. Photo by Sergey Mukhamedov. Click here to read the full article.


What does it mean? Click and find out!

suitcase (n) a large container with flat sides and a handle used for carrying clothes when you travel
outcry (n) an angry expression of protest or shock by a lot of people, as a reaction to something
echelon (n) one of the levels of status or authority in an organization, or the people at that level
to dismantle (v) to separate the parts of something such as a machine so that they no longer form asingle unit
to issue (v) to announce something, or to give something to people officially
to trivialize (or trivialise) (v) to make something seem less important or serious than it really is
to denigrate (v) to criticize something in a way that shows you think it has no value at all


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