Orsha residents try to protect historical heritage

2011 2011-05-16T10:40:36+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/orsha-kliashtar.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Orsha residents collect signatures for restoration of the cloister constructed at the end of the 18th century, one of the few historical objects which survived wars and vandal acts. However, recently its roof has fallen in, after which the state of the building is rapidly deteriorating.

Though the cloister is Catholic, six years ago the Orsha authorities passed it to the Vitsebsk diocese of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. The Orthodox Church refuses to repair the building referring to absence of financial means, and the Orsha Town Procuracy keeps ignoring the violation of the Law On the protection of monuments of historical and cultural heritage.

Local residents started collecting signatures under a special address, in which they ask the town authorities to take all measures for saving the building of the cloister as a valuable element of the historical and cultural heritage of Orsha.

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