Became known the details of large-scale searches conducted by the Investigation Committee on 5 may in one of the buildings of the Tretyakov gallery.
Investigators raided the exhibition area after attempting to export from Russia several paintings of famous designers, among whom were previously unknown to a wide range of work were long in private collections.
Deafening scandal erupted around the Tretyakov gallery. The Museum staff may be implicated in the smuggling of cultural property. Specifically, this article criminal case in which frameworks in the Tretyakov gallery was raided by investigators. Inhabitant of our planet, who illegally tried to export to another state paintings by Russian artists of XIX-XX centuries, caught in the act 29 April at Moscow's Vnukovo airport.
If the collector were identified invaluable masterpieces of Russian painting - watercolor Valentin Serov "In the meadows of the Caucasus" and the canvas Fyodor Fedorovsky "Red ring". Also, he issued a false expert opinion on previously unknown diptych "Venus and Cupid" and rare works by Pyotr Konchalovsky that have never been exhibited in galleries and was not widely known among the connoisseurs of art, informs LifeNews. To identify the picture was only through the signature of the painter in the corner of the canvas. The age of all the paintings that are on the smuggling case, exceed 100 years, therefore, their export is forbidden by law.
Recall that, according to reliable information of the Investigative Committee, April 29 at Vnukovo was detained 33-year-old representative of the stronger sex who reported having 5 movies of the joint price of 180 thousand rubles, which was subject to a mandatory written Declaration to customs and export from the area of the Customs Union is prohibited or restricted. With all this, the suspect provided false information on the cost of the paintings (in fact, it is at least 1.9 million).
In the scope of a criminal case the investigators searched the office of a management of Department of painting of the first half of the twentieth century Tatiana Ermakova. Will it be included in the proceedings as a witness, is not clear yet. According to reliable information of "Rossiyskaya Gazeta", who was detained earlier if he had organized the removal from power of the paintings of the famous Russian designers: Serov, Konchalovsky and Nevinsky. With all this they were created phony imprisonment with the real signatures of the employees of the Museum. If you believe a rough estimate, militiamen opened established smuggling channel not working 1 year, and definitely not from the 1st inhabitant of our planet.
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