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The fire in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, broke out the evening of April 15, almost destroyed the main attraction of France. The fire took more than 15 hours. All night tens of thousands of Parisians prayed for the salvation of the Church, all the churches of Paris were open and there was service.

The supporting structures of the temple was not injured, but the damage Notre Dame suffered a huge. During the fire, the Cathedral had completely lost its roof and all wooden structural elements and ornaments.

On the morning of 16 April the President of France Emmanuel macron has announced the collection of funds for the restoration of the Cathedral. The President pointed out that the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris is the fate of the Republic.

On appeal to restore the Cathedral responded in France and abroad. For the first day after the fire managed to collect more than 700 million euros.

CEO of largest oil company, France’s Total, Patrick Pouyanne said on Twitter that the company will donate 100 million euros for the reconstruction of the Cathedral.

The family of French businessman Bernard Arnault and his group of companies Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) promised to allocate 200 million euros.

French businessman Francois-Henri Pinault, which owns fashion houses Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, donated 100 million euros.

Group of companies L’oreal and family Betankur-Meyer agreed to allocate 200 million euros.

The intention to donate for the reconstruction of Notre-Dame de Paris said on Twitter and Apple’s CEO Tim cook, without specifying the donation amount.

The city of Paris to rescue the Church will receive 50 million euros, the capital region Ile-de-France will donate another 10 million euros.

Home Bouygues, which owns, in particular, the TV channel TF1 and Bouygues Telecom company, announced the allocation of 10 million euros.

Administration of the French city of Cannes where the famous film festival, made a contribution to the Fund for the restoration of the Cathedral in the amount of 10 thousand euros and installed it at city hall and town halls donation boxes.

The management of football club “Paris Saint Germain” has announced its intention to mobilize all forces to motivate sponsors and fans to participate in raising funds for the restoration of Notre Dame.

A campaign to collect money for the reconstruction of Paris was announced at the art-Park “Nikola-Lenivets” in the Kaluga region.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to President of France Emmanuel Makron to due to the disastrous fire in Notre-Dame de Paris, and proposed to send to France “the best Russian specialists who have extensive experience in the restoration of monuments of world cultural heritage, including works of medieval architecture”.

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