Moscow loses sweet slice of history





The chocolate aroma is unmistakeable. The only person missing is Willy Wonka - or possibly Augustus Gloop.
For more than 130 years the Red October chocolate factory in Moscow has been churning out bars for sweet-toothed Russians. But next week the factory, one of the capital's most recognisable central landmarks, is to close.

To the dismay of conservationists, the 19th-century redbrick building on the banks of the Moscow river, close to the Kremlin, is to be converted into luxury flats.


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