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A group of experts will make a decision on the fate of a building housing many of the capital's most famous newspapers after it was largely gutted by fire
A group of experts will make a decision on the fate of a building housing many of the capital's most famous newspapers after it was largely gutted by fire, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said Tuesday. The Pressa Publishers eight-story building houses the offices of several newspapers, including popular daily Komsomolskaya Pravda and parliament-focused Parliamentskaya Gazeta, but was seriously damaged in a massive fire on Monday. The last three stories of the building, which is owned by the Russian President's Administrative Board, was particularly hard hit as the water used to extinguish the fire froze in the sub-zero temperatures that have affected the Russian capital. Viktor Khrekov, a board spokesman, said it did not mean that the building could not be restored. He said the building was a historical monument and added that Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov had also spoken in favor of rebuilding it. "Everything will depend on the condition of the building," Khrekov said. "It is difficult to determine now. Experts and builders will work and make conclusions." Alexander Antonov, a representative of the Komsomolskaya Pravda publishing house, said an abridged version of the newspaper would be published Tuesday. "Sixteen out of the usual 40 pages will be published in Moscow," he said adding that two of them would cover the fire. Four people were injured in the fire, which engulfed 2,000 square meters and was only put down some nine hours after it broke out at about 10:45 a.m. (7:45 a.m. GMT) by 78 firefighting teams
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