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Have the Brits lost their marbles?

The British Museum has just lent one of the so-called Elgin Marbles to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The Marbles are controversial . They were removed from the Parthenon in Athens and taken to London by Lord Elgin 200 years ago and their ownership is bitterly disputed by Greece. But why lend to the Russians? From the British Museum Stephen Beard reports.