Results of the Confiscation

Results of the Confiscation of Church Valuables. July 5, 1922

 

Original Source: Moskovskaia pravda, 5 July 1922.

According to telegraphic information from the district Finance Departments there had been confiscated throughout the RSFSR by July 1st the following quantities of Church valuables: gold, 26 poods, 38 pounds, 8 zolotinks; silver, 21,137 poods, 11 pounds, 85 zolotinks; other metals, 84 poods, 10 pounds, 39 zolotinks; diamonds, 33,456 stones weighing 10 zolotinks and 1,313 karats; pearls, 5,486 pieces, 27 strings, weighing 10 pounds, 76 zolotinks and 100 karats; other precious stones, 72,383 pieces weighing 1 pood, 29 pounds. 59 zolotinks, or 344 karats; silver coin, 19,064 rubles; gold coin, 1,595 rubles; articles with precious stones, 49 poods, 24 pounds, 39 zolotinks.

Source: Boleslaw B. Szczesniak, ed. and tr., Russian Revolution and Religion; a collection of documents concerning the suppression of religion by the Communists, 1917-1925 (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1959), p. 83.

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