14000 Paintings Looted In Kherson By Russian Troops As They Fled Of Biggest Art Heists Says Report
Kherson Art Museum Paintings Theft: Russian troops stole 14,000 priceless paintings while fleeing Kherson, Ukraine, UK media quoted Alina Dotsenko, 72, director of the Kherson Art Museum as saying. I am showing such report.
The Sun has written that this incident of robbery carried out by Russian soldiers is one of the biggest robberies in history. Russian soldiers entered Kherson’s art museum and took away truckloads of priceless treasures before fleeing this month, according to reports. The report states that war crime investigators are working round the clock to compile a list of more than 14,000 stolen items. It has also been said that Putin’s loyalists were hired to steal thousands of paintings from across Europe.
Museum director Alina said this
Museum director Alina Dotsenko said, “When I saw the empty rooms, my mind was spinning, I shed tears.” Alina continued, “We had 14 thousand pieces, which was one of the largest art collections in Ukraine.” . There were paintings from England, Spain, Holland and all over Europe. You can’t put a price on what they stole. They are trying to steal our culture.
According to the report, Alina has been working in the museum since 1977. He said that the painting was hidden in the vaults of the basement but Russian soldiers found the place. He said that armed men came to the museum and demanded to enter. “Three people were from the police and three were from the FSB intelligence service,” Alina said. The report said that over five days, from October 31 to November 4, soldiers loaded the stolen paintings into trucks and took them to Simferopol in Crimea, which were then transported to Crimea. Russian occupied part.
Painting by King Charles II’s court painter goes missing
Paintings missing from the museum include a 17th-century painting called ‘Lady with Dog’ by the Anglo-Dutch master Sir Peter Lely, chief painter at the court of King Charles II. The National Portrait Gallery of London described Lely as the most fashionable and influential painter of his time.
According to the report, soldiers also took away statues of Russian generals from parks across the city. They stole the remains of Prince Grigory Potemkin from the crypt of St. Catherine’s Cathedral but left a bust of Lenin and a nude statue in the crypt of the art museum. The UN cultural agency has said that at least 200 historical sites have been damaged or destroyed since the Russian invasion on 24 February.
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