Huge library containing historic texts and 14 million books goes up in flames Moscow

A library containing over 14 million books, historic texts and other important documents has gone up in flames in the Russian capital of Moscow.

The Academic Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (INION) has 14.2m texts in ancient and modern languages and includes the biggest collection of Slavic language books in Russia.

It was founded in 1918 and holds documents from the League of Nations, UNESCO, and early parliamentary reports dating back as far as 1789.

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