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Russia seizes ‘Iron Throne’ ahead of GoT finale

/ 07:05 AM May 15, 2019
Russia seizes 'Iron Throne' ahead of GoT finale

Fans wait in line for their chance to take a photo in the famed chair at a HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ final season promotional event at Primark Boston where people could sit in a replica of the Iron Throne from the show on April 19, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. Russian authorities on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, said they seized a replica of the Iron Throne that was illegally set up at the main square of Saint Petersburg. AFP

SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia – Stand down Jon Snow, Daenerys and Sansa. As the hit series “Game of Thrones” draws to a close, Russian authorities say they have seized the “Iron Throne.”

Traders set up a replica of the throne featured in the HBO drama in the main square of Saint Petersburg for passersby to take pictures with, city hall said Tuesday.

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But during a raid, officials seized the seat, which they said was installed in the former imperial capital illegally.

They did not provide details of the throne’s location or whether it would be returned.

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The last episode of “Game of Thrones”, which has enjoyed worldwide success over eight seasons, will be broadcast on Sunday.

According to a survey by state pollster VTsIOM, one in ten Russians watches the US series. /cbb

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