$1-million icon stolen in Kirov region found in Moscow

A 16th-century icon of Christ Not-Made-By-Hands, which was stolen from the Trinity Church in the Orichev district of the Kirov region in September 2013, has been found by police in Moscow, a spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry's criminal investigation department said.

A 16th-century icon of Christ Not-Made-By-Hands, which was stolen from the Trinity Church in the Orichev district of the Kirov region in September 2013, has been found by police in Moscow, a spokesman for the Russian Interior Ministry's criminal investigation department said.

Police estimated the value of the icon at around $1 million.

A criminal investigation was opened on a count of "theft of especially valuable items."

"The icon was found on the premises of one of the former restoration workshops in Moscow," the spokesman said.

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