Crocus City Hall Will No Longer Operate As a Concert Hall

By Francisco Salazar

Moscow’s Crocus City Hall has announced it will no longer operate as a concert venue after it is restored.

The regional governor made the announcement to state-run media earlier this week.

On March 22, the Crocus City Hall suffered the deadliest terror attack on Russia’s capital in decades, an event that came less than a week after President Vladimir Putin secured victory in a stage-managed election. The attack claimed 145 lives and terrorist group ISIS claimed responsibility for the deadly incident.

In a statement,  Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov said, “There will no longer be a concert hall there.”

The Crocus City Hall opened in 2009 and attracted a range of Russian and international stars including Yusif Eyvazov, Eddie Izzard, and many more.