Old Russian mounds in the Leningrad region destroyed for sand mining

Unique cultural — Barrow Group with Old graves in the village Yaskelevo Gatchina district of Leningrad region — completely destroyed the development sandpit.

Currently, the entire surface of the buffer zone, which previously housed barrows, leveled by bulldozers. Along the edges of the buffer zone of the cultural heritage sites remains of marking tape, with which the zone was located, said the regional prosecutor's office.

Supervisory authority is transferred to the materials of the police to deal with a criminal case under Article 243 of the Criminal Code — "The destruction of the cultural heritage and history."

Criminal prosecution can threaten the company's management "NPF" GAMAS. " Previously, the department of state protection, preservation and use of cultural heritage of the Leningrad Region filed against the company administrative proceedings under "Management of archaeological prospecting or excavation without permission", ITAR-TASS reported.

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