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The court will consider the case of the theft-winning hero of the Soviet Union

November 29 2007

Novgorod court will consider the case of theft rewards Yegor Chalova, the famous Soviet pilot and Hero of the Soviet Union.

"The process will commence at 10.00 GMT and will be hosted Judge Lyudmila Tsvetkova," - said a spokesman for the court.

Presumptive date of the sentencing court representatives to call it difficult.

In the summer of 2006 from an apartment descendants Yegor Chalova in Novgorod was stolen more than 20 awards front. Among the missing were the Gold Star of Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin, Red Banner and Red Star.

Law enforcement authorities have opened a criminal case under Article 158, Part 2, (theft), 175 (purchase or sale of property knowingly obtained through crime) and 324 of the Criminal Code (buying or selling official documents and state awards).

During search operations staff of Criminal Investigation arrested two suspects in the theft. For detailed information about their identities were not disclosed.

According to investigators, the defendants got rid of conferring state awards stolen antiquities buyer-up, which, in turn, resold them to collectors of St. Petersburg.

According to the staff oblUVD, selling attackers awards for paltry prices. In particular, the buyer appreciated the Gold Star of Hero and the Order of Lenin at seven thousand, and resold them already over 300 thousand

During the investigation, field investigators have found several awards Chalova. The search for other missing state awards, including - Star of the Hero, is currently ongoing, said RIA Novosti .

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