An opera house is named after Valery Gergievmain
Don’t worry, he’s still alive.
But the good folks of the Caucuses wanted to get in first in the posterity stakes.
The National State Opera and Ballet Theater of Vladikavkaz and the Caucasus Music and Cultural Center are to be named after. Valery Gergiev, in honour of the region’s most entrepreneurial musician.
In other oligarch news: A third branch of the Mariinsky franchise is to be built in the Siberian city of Kemerovo.