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Moscow: Giant Louis Vuitton suitcase causes outcry

People walk past a giant Louis Vuitton trunk on Red Square in Moscow. Picture: Getty

People walk past a giant Louis Vuitton trunk on Red Square in Moscow. Picture: Getty

A huge Louis Vuitton suitcase set up to house an exhibition on travel and the possessions of the rich and famous has caused uproar in Moscow. President Vladimir Putin’s government found itself struggling to deal with the outcry.

Communists denounced the suitcase-shaped pavilion – placed next to the Kremlin and the mausoleum of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin – as an evocative symbol of the consumerism that has engulfed Russia since the

1991 break-up of the Soviet Union Picture: Reuters

 

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