October 17th, 2011
06:20 PM GMT
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Moscow (CNN) – A century of revolution and regime change has scarred the Moscow skyline, and left its people struggling to define their cultural identity.

The soviets systematically destroyed or gutted much of the old tsarist architecture, but after the fall of communism the new government gave orders for some key elements to be restored.

Since then, the trend of restoring Moscow’s pre-soviet heritage has taken root, and has captured the imagination of both architects and muscovites in general. CNN's Richard Quest explores huge restoration projects in some of Moscow’s most iconic buildings, including a rare look inside the Kremlin.



October 17th, 2011
03:39 AM GMT
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New York (CNN) – Can Apple make you rich? That is what John Vons hopes.

An architect by professional, Vons was laid off three years ago. Frustrated and running out of options Vons decided he needed to reinvent himself.  Inspired by the design and popularity of Apple's products, Vons created an iPhone accessory he calls the yofo.  It is a small suction device that allows you to cradle the iphone on your shoulder or stick it on a surface to more easily watch content.

As he and his partner, Genie, made the rounds to secure funding, the feedback was good, but would-be backers shied away due to the shaky economy.   A friend finally came up with enough to pay for the first batch, but there is little left over for marketing.
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