– A criminal case was opened in Karelia on the fact of the destruction by fire of the object of cultural heritage of Federal importance – the Church of the Dormition in Kondopoga.
As reported “Interfax” the press service of the regional TFR on Friday, the case is being investigated under part 1 of article 243 of the criminal code (destruction or damage of cultural heritage objects of peoples of the Russian Federation included in the unified state register of objects of cultural heritage).
In connection with the fire, the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation assigned the North-Western Directorate for construction, reconstruction and restoration to assess the damage and the cost of restoring assumption Church.
“Specialists will perform the calculation of the cost of restoration works upon which later decisions will be made on financing the revival assumption Church”, – the press-service of the Ministry of culture.
As reported in 09.33 Friday received a call about the fire at the assumption Church in Kondopoga. The fire was extinguished more than two hours, but the monument was burned to the ground. The office for the protection of cultural heritage of Karelia “Interfax” has informed, that currently we consider several versions of the fire, among which – careless handling of fire by the tourists.
Church of the assumption – a monument of wooden architecture of Zaonezhye, built in 1774. The temple is situated on the banks of the Kondopoga Bay of lake Onega. Its height is 42 meters.
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