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  1. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann New Member

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    A 200-year-old church building has disappeared from a village in central Russia, officials from the Russian Orthodox Church say.

    The building had stood near the village of Komarovo since 1809.

    It was intact in July but some time in early October thieves made off with it brick by brick, they said.

    Local prosecutors had been informed and an investigation was under way, a spokesman for the local Russian Orthodox Church said.

    The disappearance of the Church of the Resurrection, some 300 km (186 miles) north-east of Moscow, was not immediately noticed.

    It was in an out-of-the-way area and was not being used, although Church officials were considering resuming services there.

    Now all that remained of the two-storey building - a school before it was turned over to the Church - were its foundations and some sections of wall, the Church said.

    Thieves often target churches in rural Russia. Religious icons can be sold and church structures sold off for building materials.
     
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    ROFLMFAO!! :roll:


    Dude, I about fell out of my chair! That's absolutely hilarious! :toast:
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    They moved it to another location, because they were not using it~~!

    Just like how they moved London bridge:)


    :roll:



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    WTH!?! How would you get away with stealing a building? It can't be that hard to find the buyer. XD
     
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    It's really not that surprising. There are places here in rural Wisconsin that are way off the road and basically abandoned (someone owns it but never comes). I could easily go there on a regular basis and tear the place apart and sell or use the material.

    The part I find funny is that are going to do an investigation. Useless.
     
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    hahahaha, hahahaha, ha! Wow, im guna go try steal a whole bank now lmao.
     
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    LOL

    Last year we had a major ice storm

    And a few guys in the middle of town busted the wall out on a bank with just sludge hammers. Which what the cops said took hours to do. Then took the safe and bailed.

    They were never found:roll:


    But the dip#%@# dropped the safe off in a ditch after they could not find a way to open it.:roll:
     
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    wow, who'd of thought they first thought of a plot to steal the safe.... but that's the only thing they thought off, haha :banghead:
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    I love idiots. They are an endless source of laughs. XD
     
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    This is very common... for people to take parts of abandoned buildings for construction materials. In one sense, it is good recycling of materials. In another sense, it is theft and can ruin an historical building that loses key materials for its reconstruction.

    I would image you see this much less in the US due to the fact there isnt much BRICK or STONE building from the 17th and 18th C that now lie derelict. Europe is full of them.

    Visit any old derelict monastry or castle in europe and you will see some remaining architectural features, like arches and some towers etc. But where has all the other material gone? (Into the local villages).

    It is truly sad though if a building is damaged or destroyed in the process of stealing building materials.

    But there is a difficult question to ask: is a disused (and architecturally uninteresting school hall come church hall) and different than a disused mine (for coal or minerals), or quarry (for stone), or forest (for wood), or rubbish dump (for scavenging)?
     
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    spose its a good money earner if you can get away with it... which by the sounds of it isnt very hard, lol.

    Lemonadesoda... love your avvy haha :D
     
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    somthing like this has hapen for real with a small light house near a coast
    it was never used so the cutted it in half putted in a heavy weight transported moved it 500km to next coast and placed it there 4 years lator of tons of demostrations the puted it back
     
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    I have a Russian coworker, he has told me about things like this before. Houses are stolen when people go on vacation and stuff.
     
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    If it is owned and you don't have permission to touch it, it's a crime. It doesn't matter if it is in use or not.



    Reminds me of the aircraft in Lord of War--all that's left of it in 24 hours is the parts too big and heavy to carry off. That's sad. :(
     
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    Yeah in this country under the communist regime they actually moved churches. They had all these big building plans and if a church was in the way they just moved it as to not piss people off too much. I can't imagine it was really easy though as most of them are enormous, how you gonna move a giant brick building like that and then settle it somewhere else? :confused:
     
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    sheck discovery channel abouth transporting heavy things
     
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    That's the problem in ex communist countries. What does ownership mean?

    Remember 20 years ago, NOBODY but the state owned anything. Today, many people own property, but much remains "unclaimed". What's worse, is that many properties now owned by people who are NOT THE SAME people who originally owned the property PRIOR to communism. They see their lovely homes taken away from them and never returned and now in the hands of someone else.

    "unclaimed" properties are rife for vandalism/theft
    "redistributed" properties are rife for vandalism/theft
    "unused" properties are rife for vandalism/theft

    It may see a very different paradigm that the country you were brought up in, e.g. USA, UK, Western Europe. But try living in ex-communist countries for a few years and your eyes will stretch wide open. :pimp:
     
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    Heh, good point. I was looking at it from a capitalist perspective that stresses private ownership rather than public ownership.
     
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    :eek: Jack the Ripper still lives near the London Bridge in Arizona. I know because I saw a TV program about this. :wtf::confused: Ghosts move around.

    Chris
     
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    weird man, just weird
     
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    In Soviet Russia, church steal you.
     
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    I live in Detroit, high crime rate and murder rate (again) due to long (over 30-years) economic woes, and an old Polish Catholic church and a Russian Orthodox chhurch in my old eastside neighborhood and quite a few others have had copper and brass railings, drain pipes, copper roofing, etc. stolen. Been going on for many years. However, since Detroit is not a rural area an entire church has not yet been stolen. Possibility does exist I suppose.

    Chris
     
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    To anybody who questions the "ownership" of "abandoned" churches, I have only the following to say:

    All your church are belong to me.
     

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