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Russian Village Church Disappears

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the bring-it-back-and-no-questions-will-be-asked dept.

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The Church of Christ's Resurrection, in the village of Komarovo, was built in 1809. But sometime in October it was taken away brick by brick, says Father Vitaly, a spokesman for the local Russian Orthodox Church. The church was in a very isolated area that was not visited very often, so the theft took place without anyone noticing. A survey of the large, two-story church a few months ago found that it was structurally sound, but now all that remains are the foundations and sections of walls. "This is not an isolated case," said Father Vitaly. "In many villages in central Russia sites of historical interest are being dismantled and people suffer by being deprived of their cultural heritage." I wonder how many years bad luck a person gets for stealing a church?

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6 comments

Uh yeah "suffer" (2, Insightful)

sonciwind (970454) | more than 5 years ago | (#25739037)

I think I'd rather have my own home, than live on the street but have an old church to pray in.

Re:Uh yeah "suffer" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25739185)

I'm shure you would, on the other hand I think the other people would rather have a historical monument then your home in their village.

Re:Uh yeah "suffer" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25752111)

You might. But I think everyone else would rather have something that's been part of their history for centuries than to see a thief warmed for a few decades.

Crooks are replaceable. History is not.

ISR (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#25739211)

In Soviet Russia, church disappears YOU

Me wonders (1)

sharp3 (1195261) | more than 5 years ago | (#25740193)

This one should be pretty easy to figure out. Who's the Ivan in the village with the new brick house?

One word (1)

RuBLed (995686) | more than 5 years ago | (#25741939)

Rapture
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