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    RUSSIAN CUSTOMS OFFICERS PREVENT SMUGGLING OF OLD ICONS

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    ST. PETERSBURG, April 23 (RIA Novosti) - Officials of the North-western customs department detained a Lithuanian national, who attempted to smuggle 29 icons of the 18th-19th centuries from Russia.

    He was detained at the car checkpoint of the Sebezh customs on Thursday, said the press service of the North-western customs department.

    In addition, officials of the Neman customs prevented smuggling of other four icons on Thursday. The icons were found with a Canadian national traveling from the Kaliningrad region to Tallinn by bus.

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