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Russians broke 1,000 year-old stone statue during occupation

In Kharkiv Oblast, near Izium, the Russian military broke a stone Polovtsian woman, that is a thousand years old, as was reported by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.

The sculptures are located on Mount Kremenets. 8 out of 9 of stone women survived, and one was destroyed by a direct hit by a shell. The Ministry of Culture plans to evacuate shem to a museum in Kharkiv.

Polovtsian stone women near Izium are unique burial stone statues of the Polovtsians, monuments of sacred art of the IX-XIII centuries. “They symbolized the ancestors and were placed in sanctuaries specially built for them on the tops of high mounds or hills,” the department explains.

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