High eagle relief on an apartment in St. Petersburg lost its head, control is underway
st. Petersburg, November 25 – RIA Novosti. GUMVD’s St. According to the press service of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, the police, St. He identifies the circumstances of the damage in the relief of the high eagle in the Buxgevden apartment in St. Petersburg.
Buksgevden rental house on the corner of Kuibyshev and Chapaeva streets was built in the Art Nouveau style at the beginning of the 20th century. The building is decorated with high relief eagle images on the sides of the main entrance.
The most notorious damage to the high relief in St. Petersburg occurred in 2015 when the image of Mephistopheles was dropped from the facade of the Lishnevsky house in the Petrogradsky district. Upon the occurrence of the incident, a criminal case was filed under the article “destroying or damaging cultural heritage sites”. It was dissolved in January 2016 due to the remorse of its defendants and the payment of compensation.
According to the regional press, the money for the damage was returned by a “homeless Petersburger”, who paid 664,000 rubles. Earlier, he allegedly asked an industrial climber to lower a high relief, threatening the safety of passers-by. In October 2022, the city government promised to restore the statue and return it to its place.
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