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City news, 20.02.2004 12:31

Anti-vandalism measures required

Anti-vandalism measures required City Hall's monuments committee is inviting residents to make offers and suggestions to protect monuments from acts of vandalism, Interfax reported Thursday.

The committee is said to be seriously concerned by several incidents of vandalism that struck city monuments in the last week. Vandals desecrated about 50 Jewish graves with swastikas at the city's Jan. 9 Cemetery, swastikas were sprayed at the Eternal Flame on the Field of Mars, and parts were cut out of the recently restored fence around Alexander Column on the Palace Square.

Vera Dementyeva, head of the Committee, said the city administration is already working out a special program for the monuments' protection which would use modern technology.

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