Ukraine has used political leverage to bring back the controversial collection of Scythian gold, which is deposited in the Museum of Amsterdam, said Last news Director of the Central Museum of Tauris Andrei Malgin.
The collection of Scythian gold, about 2 thousand artifacts, was removed from the Crimean museums on Exhibition "Crimea: gold and secrets of the Black sea" in the archaeological Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in early February 2014, even before the Crimea was reunited With Russia. Since then the parties have the opportunity to decide whom to return the artifacts. Four Crimean Museum filed in the court of Amsterdam collective action against the Allard Pierson Museum, which demanded to fulfill contractual obligations and to return a collection of Scythian gold from the Netherlands to Crimea.
The Ukrainian Parliament has addressed to the Parliament of the Netherlands With the request to assist in the return of the collection of Scythian gold Ukraine.
review Malgina, the fate of the Crimean collection should be resolved in court, but not at the level of parliaments.
"They (the people's deputies of Ukraine) included all the political leverage to collect the artifacts. On the other as the pressure on the international court to consider It, I would say. This is an attempt to influence the judicial decision through political means, " said the art dealer.
Malgin not inclined to believe that such treatment of the Ukrainian Parliament is planned purposeful political Scam to in a roundabout way to achieve the return of the collection to Ukraine." A Scam implies some distortion, some kind of game, and then just the desire to take our collection, " drew the attention of the art dealer.
Malgin said that the Crimean party continues to stand on its position that the Collection of Scythian gold should return to the Crimean land where the artifacts were found and all the time kept.