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Tuesday, 20 October 2009
GAZPROM, RMJM Okhta Tower, St Petersburg World Heritage Site: more sad news
This is no longer a metaphor. What which was awaited for, feared but not believed finally happened - the bulldozers of Gazprom assaulted the ruins of Nyenskans (XVII century) and Landskrona (1300) fortresses. They broke into one of the bastions, leaving a 50 square meters pit where an 1.6 meter ancient earthen wall stood. A hole large enough for an armored regiment to break in. A part of Landskrona moat was destroyed as well.
This is our first unrecoverable loss.
For now, the bulldozers are stopped. The only assistance we need is spreading of information. But we need it a lot - this can repeat at any time.
Please, please look at this, please, please let the world know what is being destroyed
For past posts please do a site search via the search link in the right column 'Gazprom'.
Also please read this, sent to me by the Editor. It's a very full account of what is happening, and why it shouldn't be.
Another blog on the subject http://meganinpiter.blogspot.com/ Urban activism in St Petersburg