A number of historic gravestones in the Donskoy monastery suffered from the hurricane

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in Photobacterium on a tombstone in the cemetery of the Donskoy monasteryA number of historic gravestones in the Donskoy monastery suffered from the hurricane© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

The hurricane passed on Monday in Moscow, has damaged a number of historic gravestones in the Donskoy monastery, said in a statement on the website of the Moscow cultural heritage Department.

«We can already say that damaged about 7 tombstones, two of which are quite strongly», — stated in it.

The report added that now is rubble, after which it will be possible to accurately assess the scale of the losses.

As noted in the materials, in the summer of 2016 as a result of hurricane fallen trees were damaged tombstones Apollo Maikova and Alexander Spiridonov. Then the restorers examined the damaged tombstones and came to the conclusion that at the moment it is better not to touch, so as not to damage the unique mosaic and other elements. Survey and drafting of a restoration on them, as well as 74 other artistic tombstones of the necropolis, planned for the current year. Yourself restoration work is planned for 2018. After examination today’s hurricane destroyed the headstones, they will also be included in the current plan of work.

A powerful storm with rain and a thunderstorm raging in Moscow and the capital region on Monday, according to the press service of the Department of health of the capital, killed 11 people and caused significant damage: hundreds of fallen trees, broken machines, failures in the public transport. Was hospitalized almost 150 people, 108 of whom remain in hospitals, including 22 children.

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