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ABK's Moscow embassy: 'Britain at its best'

Princess Anne was set to officially open ABK's new £81 million British Embassy in Moscow yesterday in front of an audience including foreign secretary Robin Cook. The architect says its objective has been to show 'Britain at its best', and the Foreign Office client added that it wanted 'modern and efficient' facilities to 'project to the Russian people an upto-date image of Britain today.' Both look to have succeeded.

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