In Primorye, the police opened a criminal case on the fact of unauthorized dismantling of the structures of the monument of Federal significance “tower coastal Battery artillery N220″, which is a complex of fortifications of Vladivostok fortress. Reports about it it is reported on the website of the Russian popular front.

With the help of the media, social activists found that some commercial company is the destruction of metal of a specified monument, which are an integral part thereof and are subject to state protection. Unscrupulous businessmen butchered gun batteries for scrap. However, as it turned out, the vandals did not have any permits.

Representatives of the popular front filed a complaint to the Prosecutor. There have inspected and found that the arguments of the “veterans” are correct.

Upon cutting of the monument police Primorye opened a criminal case under article 243 of the Criminal code of Russian Federation “Destruction or damage of monuments of history and culture of the peoples of the Russian Federation”. “The Prosecutor’s office sent the claim to the district court prohibiting the Commission of acts disassembly of the monument,” say social activists.

The vandals tried to make money by making entrance to the dilapidated chargeable battery

Vladivostok fortress – the complex of permanent fortifications, which was built in the late XIX – early XX century in Vladivostok and the surrounding area. It is a unique monument of military-defensive architecture of that time and the only one preserved on the territory of the Russian Federation marine fortress, the website

In addition, Vladivostok fortress – the largest in Russia and the only one of the sea fortresses of the country, which is in the list of unique historical monuments of UNESCO. The fortress covers more than 400 square miles on earth and under the earth. Its membership consisted of about 50 shore batteries, 16 FORTS, dozens of coastal caponiers, a lot of strong points and land batteries, eight underground barracks. It was built about 130 different FORTS, fortifications, strongholds and shore batteries, in service which was 1.4 thousand guns.

This sea fortova the castle was the most fortified of all such buildings of the time, although its construction was not completed due to the outbreak of the First world war and then October revolution, marks “the Russian newspaper”. In 1995 a complex of buildings of Vladivostok fortress was declared a monument of Federal significance. On 29 September 2000, the Governor of Primorsky Krai was included in the list of immovable monuments of history and culture of local (regional) value of tower battery N 220, reported RIA “PrimaMedia”.

Battery of coastal artillery tower N220 Khasan sector of coastal defense is located in the Khasan district of Primorye (South-Eastern part of the Peninsula Gamow). The basic tactical purpose battery – control over the entrance of the Gulf poset and the approaches to the West coast of the Peter the Great Bay from Cape to Cape Gamov Bruce; ensuring the right flank of the mine-artillery positions covering the approaches to Vladivostok, reports the website of the Vladivostok team KFSS.

The firing position is a two-tower two-gun artillery MB-2-180 with installed four 180-mm guns B-1-P of the Leningrad plant “Bolshevik” in a two-story reinforced concrete blocks and the power station.

In recent years, the battery was pretty much looted by the “hunters” behind metal. The guns of one of the towers cutinside the condition is quite deplorable. Ruined, looted and technical infrastructure of the battery, wrote “Primorskaya Gazeta”.

The fact of the damage to the guns battery, the media reported in July. Then eyewitnesses reported that some workers using welding machine made cutouts in the metal armor of the turret guns.

Previous the fact of damage of a monument of culture occurred in the spring of 2015. Then investigating bodies SK the Russian Federation in Primorsky region opened a criminal case (part 1 of article 243 of the criminal code). According to investigators, from March to April 2015, an unknown person while on location in the South-Eastern part of the Peninsula Gamow made the cutouts in the armor of one of the artillery guns. Deliberate damage to cultural heritage in law enforcement agencies reported the Department of culture APK.

The scandal around the battery caused a wave of interest in the monument with tourists. In turn, the company turned one of the tower guns of battery scrap, decided to take advantage of the situation and announced the entrance to the chargeable battery, reported to RIA “PrimaMedia”. According to the Agency, we are talking about a private company EKOMET from city Big Rock.

The police of Primorye brought the case to the business owners, sawed national wealth on the metal part of the Vladivostok fortress 23.08.2016

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