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Farm firm destroys medieval settlement in Russia

A farm firm in Russia has destroyed the medieval settlement of Rostislavl during an earthworks project.

The archeologists addressed representatives of the farm firm with an explanation that these works had caused an irreparable damage to the cultural heritage of Russia, but met no understanding. As a result, the earthworks still go on.

The ancient settlement Rostislavl in Ozersk District of the Moscow Region represents the remains of a unique medieval Russian town of the 12th-14th centuries, which had not been influenced by any economic activities until then. The site of the ancient settlement was recognized as a cultural heritage monument of the federal value according to the Russian President’s decree 176 of 20 February 1995. Throughout the last 15 years it has been examined by expeditions of the Archeology Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

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  1. Unfortunately it is nothing new in eastern Europe. Few days ago, in Tomislavgrad in Bosnia and Herzegovina, local Franciscian monk had poured earth on remains of roman settlement and made a parking lot out of it…

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