Kiev got Interpol involved to “find” paintings by Shishkin and Levitan in the Crimea
Ukraine declared wanted by Interpol 52 works of classical painting, transferred in 2014 in Simferopol art Museum.
Among the paintings of the great Russian painters Ivan Shishkin, Ivan Aivazovsky and Isaak Levitan, stated in the message of the current in the Kiev Prosecutor’s office of Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
According to this, among wanted paintings, “a moonlit night” by Aivazovsky, “the Road to the forest” Shishkin, “the Swamp” Levitan and others.
The approximate estimated cost of items as of 20 March 2014 was $1.3 million, said the Agency.
According to the Prosecutor of Gunduz Mammadov, the announcement of cultural values wanted by Interpol will accelerate the process of their return to the Museum Fund of Ukraine.
He noted that “the Prosecutor’s office provided legal assessment for each incident of illegal acquisition and use of value belonging to our state.”
Gunduz reminded that in December of last year the District court of Amsterdam in its decision recognized that the collection of Scythian gold to Ukraine and must be returned to its territory.”
March 18, 2014 Russia and Republic of Crimea signed the contract on occurrence of the region into the Russian Federation. 20 Mar 2014 a collection of the Simferopol art Museum, which was exhibited in Mariupol, had returned to the Crimea.