The district court of Amsterdam has received from Ukraine the submission on the merits concerning Scythian gold, now awaiting feedback from the Crimean museums, said communications specialist of the press service of Fatima court El Guarire.
"We received a written response from the Ukrainian side on the matter, and now the Crimean museums and the University of Amsterdam are required to give their answers on view until August 12. The case still is under correspondence between the parties. No hearings in the near future is not planned, " said the news Agency El Guarire.
remember, February 5, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich said that the plight of Scythian gold will be decided in the court of Amsterdam. He expressed the hope that the court will take into account the requirement of the Crimean museums to return were on display a collection of Scythian gold, and the cultural-historical heritage of the peoples of the Peninsula will not be harmed. Remember, the collection of Scythian gold, which is more than 1 thousand Artifacts, was removed from the Crimean museums on Exhibition in the archaeological Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in early February 2014, even before the Crimea was reunited with Russia. The collection includes archaeological finds from the five museums, and among them 4 of the Crimean Central Museum of Tauris, the Kerch historical and cultural reserve, Bakhchisarai historical and cultural reserve and the national reserve " Chersonese ". In June last year the Minister of culture of Crimea Arina Novoselskaya said that the Ukrainian authorities are trying to implement a hostile takeover of the collection of Scythian gold. In September, Kiev said about the return of Scythian gold from the Netherlands. However, the Director of the Central Museum of Tauris Andrei Malgin all said that part of the collection of Scythian gold, belonging to the museums of the Crimea, as long as it remains in the Museum of Amsterdam, the Ukrainian party of any exhibit has not been transferred. November 26, 2014 in the court of Amsterdam has filed a class action lawsuit four Crimean Museum, demanded to return the Republic a collection of Scythian gold.