Uproar in St. Petersburg after demon statue destroyed | News | DW.COM | 30.08.2015

Famed for its cultural heritage, St. Petersburg is often called the “northern Palmyra” because of its rich architectural treasures. After the destruction of the bas relief some drew parallels between the Russian vandals and Islamic State militants who have blown up temples in the ancient Syrian oasis city of Palmyra.Earlier this month fundamentalist Orthodox activists attacked exhibits at a show of sculptures in Moscow, saying they offended believers. More than $15,000 (13,420 euros) worth of damage was reportedly done to Soviet-era linocuts in the incident.

Source: Uproar in St. Petersburg after demon statue destroyed | News | DW.COM | 30.08.2015

 

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