The Pushkin Museum and the Ministry of culture commented on the restitution claims of Poland
ARTinvestment.RU   20 января 2020

The position of Russia remains unchanged: the question of the return to Poland of the cultural values referred to the Soviet Union, it is not necessary

echoes of the wave of restitution claims and litigations that swept in late 2019-го — early 2020-го years the main museums and auction houses of Europe and America, it seems, has come to Russia. Last Saturday, January 18, in the official microblog of the foreign Ministry of Poland has a message indicating the loss of Polish culture from-за of the actions of the Soviet army. Among the losses of the separately stated items of art, now owned by Russia and located on the permanent storage in the Pushkin Museum. A. S. Pushkin, including the painting "Madonna Glogowski" by Lucas Cranach-старшего, "Forest landscape" by Jan Brueghel the-старшего, "Girl with a dove" by Antoine pan and "poultry yard" by Daniel Schultz.

"a Special unit of the NKVD looted valuable works of Polish culture —, many of them are still in Russia", — it is said in the message.

Commenting on the report, the acting Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky said RIA Novosti: "Displaced in implementation of compensatory restitution of cultural values are the heritage of the Russian Federation. These values still remain part of world culture, but only the Russian government, as owner, has the right to dispose of them. There can be no favorable conditions under which Russia would enter into any talks on the subject of the “return of cultural values”. The question for us is simply non-existent".

And the President of the State Museum of fine arts. Pushkin Irina Antonova in , ether National news service assessed the claims of Poland as "unfounded" and "designed for people who do not understand the intricacies".


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