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Moscow's Metropol: elegance to revolution and back again

Jul. 23, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — In 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed around him, Alexander Mishakov was summoned to a place that was off-limits to most citizens — the Metropol Hotel. Newly graduated from a technical institute, the 24-year-old had scored an interview for a breakfast chef position. Catching the first...