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The funeral of the Pulkovo Observatory

Radio Liberty 15.12.2018 at 17:03

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15 December, activists of the initiative group “let's Save the Pulkovo Observatory” gathered on the Champ de Mars for the performance. Four of the protesters in masks were detained by the police. The reason was some “citizens”, registered in the register of reported crimes. Activists said they have not agreed on any rally or picket. Pulkovo Observatory is part of world heritage, the petition in her defense has collected about 35,000 signatures. Activists struggling against construction in the protected zone of the Observatory of the residential complex for 100,000 people, which was illegally agreed in 2016. “A huge array to produce heat and light, which will prevent high-precision astronomical observations,” said the Observatory staff.