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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Giant Louis Vuitton suitcase to leave Moscow's Red Square Wed Nov 27,2013

An installation in Moscow's Red Square in the form of a giant Louis Vuitton suitcase is to be dismantled.

The suitcase, which had been due to house an exhibition about luggage produced by the luxury brand, had caused outrage among some Muscovites.

Some MPs had decried the installation as trivialising a "sacred space" for the Russian state.

The department store GUM, under whose auspices the case was installed, said on Wed Nov 27,2013 that it would be removed.

The decision was taken because of the negative reactions of many Muscovites, the store said in a statement, as well as the fact that the installation exceeded the "maximum parameters" permitted.

The case was 9m (30ft) in height and 30m (100ft) in length

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