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Citizen of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia encroach on the property of Annunciation monastery

Police in time apprehended the plotter. He confessed and is testifying.

04.Aug.14 9:47 PM
By Sergey Borisov


Citizen of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia encroach on the property of Annunciation monastery
36-years-old citizen of Nizhny Novgorod had penetrated into the Annunciation monastery, situated in the Nizhny Novgorod district of the regional centre, Russia, in advance he had chosen the key to match to the front door. Then he took cash and relics: the plunder was 11 icons, altar Gospel in gilded frames, as well as donations of parishioners of the monastery.

Soon the man was arrested by police, the suspect confessed to the crime. On the fact of encroachment on the property of the monastery a criminal case under article 158 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Theft" was opened.

It is worth mentioning that the Annunciation monastery is the oldest monastery in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. It was founded in the beginning of XIII century and is located in the Nizhniy Novgorod area on the right bank of the Oka river not far from its inflow into the Volga. Before the revolution in the monastery there was sacred list of Korsun icon of the mother of God. While ruining the monastery, a list had disappeared, although previously it survived three fires. Now in the iconostasis of the Annunciation Cathedral of the monastery the modern list of the icon is situated.

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