Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at the bell tower of Novodevichy monastery in Moscow on 15 March 2015
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Moscow monastery tower engulfed in flames

The bell tower of Novodevichy convent in the Russian capital, Moscow, caught fire on Sunday night.

The fire was concentrated on scaffoldings surrounding the tower, which is under renovation.

It is not clear what caused the blaze.

The convent, built in the 16th Century, is one of the city's main landmarks.

  • 16 Mar 2015
  • From the section Europe
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