A 21-ton cargo of bells has been stopping traffic in Kronstadt as it completes its journey to the Naval Cathedral.
The church, ordered by Tsar Nikolai II, lost most of its bells soon after the revolution – but 15 new ones have been forged in Voronezh and delivered to the island town near St. Petersburg.
They are due to be solemnly hung from the belltower on July 31, joining the solitary survivor from pre-Communist times, Moskovsky Komsomolets reported.
© The Moscow News. 24 July, 2011