Orenburg police starts probe into Taras Shevchenko house demolition as bloggers prevent hush-up. PHOTOS

A house in Russia's Orenburg, where famous Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko used to live, has been pulled down.

The situation around the mysterious "disappearance" of a small building in the center of the city, where poet Taras Shevchenko used to live while in exile, continues to raise questions among the residents of Orenburg, Censor.NET reports citing orenday.ru.

The house, which was previously located at 9 Shevchenko Alley, was razed to the ground, with parking for customers of Rus bank having been opened on its place. As reported, for almost 40 years this house has been on the register of historical and cultural monuments of federal importance.

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The incident has not been hushed up so far thanks to bloggers. While it is impossible to restore the house, the persons responsible for its destruction are searched by the police.

"Yesterday, based on a private statement filed by Orenburg resident Andrei Lysenko, the police department No. 1 opened a criminal case under article 243 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation on the fact of demolishing an object of cultural heritage - the house where Taras Shevchenko used to live," blogger Nikita Sazonov wrote.

As previously reported, Ukraine's Minister of Culture Viacheslav Kyrylenko denounced the incident, saying that "wildness regarding everything related to Ukraine continues to be an official policy of the Russian Federation."Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/p376038