Harvard to return historic bells to Moscow monastery





CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Eighteen massive brass bells rescued from a Moscow monastery nearly 80 years ago during a Soviet-era crackdown on religion and donated to Harvard University are being returned to Russia...

In return, Harvard will receive 18 replicas, which are being cast at a foundry in Russia...

The bells, which have rung in the towers at Lowell House and Harvard Business School's Baker Library for decades, were cast in the 18th and 19th centuries and are decorated with etchings of Jesus Christ and Mary, saints and angels.



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