Giant Louis Vuitton Trunk Removed From Red Square

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The trunk, which stood just steps away from Lenin's tomb for two weeks, was supposed to host a six-week exhibition celebrating the companies ties to Russia. The suitcase also blocked the view of the St. Basil's Cathedral from the square's entrance, enraging some politicians.


And today's Last Word In Business is, a trunk that has Russians seeing red. A building-sized Louis Vuitton trunk was set up in Moscow's historic Red Square.


This big thing was meant to house a charity exhibition, featuring suitcases from the luxury fashion company. But reaction was not so charitable. Lawmakers condemned it as an obscenity in a sacred place.

WERTHEIMER: So yesterday, the government ordered the trunk be packed up and sent home.

And that's the business news on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer.

GREENE: Only in Russia. And I'm David Greene.


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