In fact the demolition of Taras Shevchenko in the center of Orenburg prosecuted. About TASS reported the press service of the regional Department of internal Affairs.
Proceedings were instituted under article 243 of the criminal code of Russian Federation (“Destruction or damage of cultural heritage objects of peoples of the Russian Federation included in the unified state register of objects of cultural heritage”). The investigation took control of the management of UMVD on region.
Earlier, police repeatedly refused to initiate criminal proceedings. This time with the statement in law enforcement bodies, the inhabitant of Orenburg Andrey Lysenko.
Wednesday, February 24, Minister of culture of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kyrylenko said that he would appeal to UNESCO with a request to check the information about the destruction of the building. “Despite the fact that the house in which he lived Taras Shevchenko in Orenburg, was a monument of architecture and history of national importance and should have the appropriate security room, destroyed it completely and in its place built a POI — Parking for a private Bank. It is a violation not only of domestic legislation, but it is a violation of all international norms,” was quoted Kirilenko Agency RIA Novosti.
The building was demolished in the summer of 2015 by the court. The poet Taras Shevchenko, lived in this house in 1849, when he was in Orenburg in the link.
Shevchenko is considered the founder of Ukrainian literature. His most famous book is a collection of poems “Kobzar”.