The memorial cross vandalized in Andronikov Monastery
December 17, 2017. The memorial cross, mounted at the place of ancient water well, built by the founder of the Andronikov Monastery, was vandalized by unknown people. During the walk-over of the Monastery and its ancient nekropole the acts of vandalism were reported. The surface of the memorial cross was deeply chopped by the axe and the thinnings were found far and near.
Earlier this year, vandals had already tried to burn this memorial cross. It had blackened, coaled but had not burnt down. After restoration works had been completed the access to the cross was restored. Arsonists had not been found what caused the recidive, confined Lada Savonina, executive director of social movement for resurrection of Andronikov Monastery.
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