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In Kazan burgled Orthodox temple

August 3 2007

In Kazan unknown robbed Orthodox Memorial Church, built in honor of the Holy Face of the Savior. The temple is dedicated to the soldiers who fell during the capture of Kazan in 1552. Thieves have stolen part of the church plate.

Gone was the icons as large church property, according to priests in the temple was not. "What was stolen, we will find out on Wednesday morning, because now dark. But the robbers prepared to take away the lamps, the censer from the altar, tore up the ecclesiastical vestments, poured lamp oil on it, rasshvyryali things, building materials, in short, committed an act of vandalism" - said rector of the church.

Who exactly committed a robbery is not known. According to the abbot, it may be "the thieves, and just hooligans, and some extremists." Note that the Memorial Church was built in 1823 on the site of a wooden monastery. Reports Trud.

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