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Russians' love affair with Britain

In the countryside outside Moscow, an army of cement mixers is droning, churning and, quite bizarrely, helping to turn Russian fields into an English town.

They are building 200 "British-style" houses and they have called the compound Hyde Park.

It is one of several UK-themed residential areas popping up around Russia, for rich Russians with a soft spot for Britain.

Steve Rosenberg reports.

  • 10 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe
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