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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Time Running Out for Grebnevo Estate
Topic: Country Estates

 

Citizens of the Moscow Region are appealing to local authorities to rescue Grebnevo Estate, the security zone of which, though a monument of architecture, culture and history, is being sold out piece by piece. 

They have forwarded a request to draw attention to the situation and to undertake appropriate measures for prevention of destruction of the estate to the regional culture minister A. Gubankov. 

In order to avoid repetition of the situations in Borodino, Arkhangelskoye Estate, and now in Veshki, we request to stop urgently the sale and surveying of sites in the security zone of the Grebnevo Estate and seize all transactions with these lands”- the letter reads. 

Local authorities have transferred a part of lands of Grebnevo from the status of a security zone to the status of summer cottage sites. 

The historical and cultural monument Grebnevo Estate is located 30 km to the northeast from MKAD (Moscow Circle Road) in the vicinity of Fryazino town. The estate was built in 1780-1790 and its main building with two churches has survived to this day.

© Russia Info-Centre. 22 August, 2012



Posted by Paul Gilbert at 6:49 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 22 August 2012 6:56 AM EDT
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