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the Authorities of Moscow offer the veterans living in a city, to transfer to storage in a museum the fighting awards in order to avoid their theft, the head of committee of public relations of a city Alexander Chistjakov has informed on Tuesday at session of the capital government. We suggest to place on time storage their fighting medals in the Central museum of the Great Patriotic War on a grief Poklonnoj - Chistjakov has noted. As he said, veterans could lodge the medals for treatment or holiday. the consent of a museum to it is received - mister Chistjakov has concluded. Recently in the Moscow region cases of thefts of fighting awards of veterans of the Great Patriotic War have become frequent. So, in August, 2009 employees of militia situated near Moscow have detained the gipsy suspected of plunder from the private house in settlement Nemchinovka of Odintsovo area of 2 thousand of rbl. And four awards, among which two medals For courage a medal For defence of Moscow and a medal 40 years of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War . The thief has been caught red-handed. In December of the same year militiamen of Solnechnogorska have detained two natives of Armenia, awards of times of the Great Patriotic War suspected of theft. On the versions of the investigation detained, having used absence of owners, have beaten out a door and have got into apartment. Jewels, money, and also awards and the medals received by relatives of owners of apartment for participation in the Great Patriotic War became extraction of criminals.

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