Headstones, crosses vandalized at Russian cemetery in Alaska

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Police are investigating vandalism at a Russian cemetery in Alaska. About 20 headstones were knocked over or damaged, and Russian Orthodox crosses were broken and left the ground at Russian Cemetery in Sitka.

    The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports police were informed of the vandalism Friday by the cemetery’s caretaker, Bob Sam, who had last checked the cemetery a week before.

    A police spokesperson says wooden crosses were destroyed, numerous cement headstones were pushed off their bases, statues on top of headstones were toppled and glass vases were broken.

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