Posts Tagged ‘ Mikhail Piotrovsky ’

Art Historian Yelena Basner remains under house arrest over disputed Grigoriev painting

Yelena Basner’s house arrest is extended

Sep 20th, 2014 | By

                    RAPSI, The Russian Legal Information Agency reported on the 16th September that The Oktyabrsky Distict Court in St Petersburg has extended the term of Yelena Basner’s house arrest until December 15th while they continue to investigate the circumstances around the sale of the second version
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Vladimir Putin emerges form a dive at Phanagoria(the ancient Palace of Mithradates) in 2011 with 2 ancient urns.

Hope now that Russia will protect Crimea’s ancient sites

Apr 27th, 2014 | By

                        The Crimea has suffered from illegal looting of its ancient sites for years.  The former Ukrainian authorities, one of the most corrupt in the world (according to the Russians and little disputed by the European Union), had little political will or financial power
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