Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister of culture Vyacheslav Kirilenko ordered the police forces to investigate the actions of officials, upon which the picture of the Simferopol art Museum after exposure in Mariupol returned to the Crimea, and not left within Ukraine.
Sevastopol and the Crimea on March 16 underscored the 1st anniversary of the referendum in which an overwhelming number of voters voted for secession from Ukraine and reunification With Russia. In Crimea for entering the Russian Federation voted 96, 77%, in Sevastopol - 95, 6%. Kiev still believe that Crimea is part of Ukraine.
first Minister of culture of Crimea Arina Novoselsky said that the collection Simferopol art Museum, exhibited in Mariupol to the reunification of the Peninsula With Russia, in full and returned to Crimea. This "priceless icons, masterpieces and Shishkin, Aivazovsky, and this collection could be lost forever," said she.
"We have submitted to the law enforcement agencies, and they will be given a assessment about the presence or absence of violations by officials (relative movement of the paintings in the Crimea - ed.)," said Kirilenko at a press conference on Tuesday.
according to his statement, in moving paintings were attended by the Director of Mariupol museums, which, According to Kyrylenko, are owned by the city." There are explanations on such information. Most of them boil down to the fact that the situation in those days was not a single choice of regulatory status of the Crimea as to the time occupied territory ", - noted Kirilenko.
now is also the question of a return to the Crimea collection of Scythian gold. More than 1,000 artifacts were removed from the Crimean museums on Exhibition "Crimea: the gold and the secrets of the Black sea" in the archaeological Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam in early February 2014, even before the Crimea reunited With Russia. Since then the parties have the opportunity to decide who to return the artifacts.