The police refused to open a criminal case on the deplorable state of the monument houses

The Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Vyborgsky District refused to initiate criminal proceedings because of the deplorable state of Faberge’s dacha, the fire at Maksimov’s dacha, and the knocked-down stucco molding on Savin’s house. About it informed press service of the Committee for State Control, Use and Protection of Historical and Cultural Monuments (KGIOP).

What kind of cases are we talking about. KGIOP officials turned to the police and asked to initiate criminal cases under part 1 of article 243 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Destruction or damage to cultural heritage sites”).

The police refused to open cases on three memorial houses:

  • Faberge’s dacha in Aspen Grove. According to the committee, the building is in perpetual use by the Agency for the Management and Use of Historical and Cultural Monuments. As follows from the security obligation, the house should have been restored before mid-2022. In August, KGIOP officials inspected the dacha and found traces of a fire, a worn plaster layer and rubbish on the territory.
  • Maksimov’s dacha in Lomonosov. The police twice refused to open a case. At the end of April, a fire broke out in the building, due to which the house partially collapsed.
  • Savin’s house on Bolshaya Pushkarskaya street. Unknown persons knocked down the stucco molding from the building.

Employees of KGIOP plan to appeal against the refusal of the police to the prosecutor’s office, as well as the restoration of Faberge and Maksimov’s dachas.

What else is known about KGIOP. At the end of May against committee officials excited criminal cases on abuse of power. According to investigators, the officials issued conclusions, according to which the historical buildings were not located on the territory of cultural heritage sites.

In addition, committee workers changed the year of construction, allowing the demolition of historical buildings in St. Petersburg.

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