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Danilov bells will soon arrive in Moscow

July 18 2007

Copies of the legendary Danilov bells will be sent today from Voronezh to Moscow for lighting.

This is undoubtedly a significant event for the Orthodox Church. The solemn ceremony will Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II. And it will be the final stage of repatriation of ancient bells. In 1930 they were sold by the Soviet government industrialist Charles Crane of the United States. Belfry is now at Harvard University.

In March it signed a bilateral agreement on the return of the shrine. To compensate for the loss of American partners, the master of Voronezh in 1918 was cast replicas of the bells, which, after the consecration in Moscow immediately sent overseas.

Copies of the famous bells will be put on public display in Moscow's Danilov Monastery until July 24. "Ekho Moskvy.

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