Russia exports valuable exhibits from Crimean museums to Hermitage

Source : 112 Ukraine

"It's a barbaric seizure and plunder of the cultural, material and spiritual historical values of Ukraine” - Ukrainian MP Liudmila Denisova
10:54, 28 November 2015

”Russia is exporting valuable exhibits from the Crimean museums,” - said member of Ukrainian parliament Liudmyla Denisova during her speech at the General Assembly of the Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation against illegal use of cultural heritage in the region. Earlier she released information about exportation of collections from the occupied Crimea to the Russian Hermitage, including Tauric Chersonesos, Sudak, the Central Museum of Tavrida in Simferopol, reported ‘Krym Realii’.

October 22 on the website of Tauric Chersonesos and in Russian media appeared contradiction of this information, however, the Hermitage announced the exhibition with Crimean items.

Denisova stressed that there is no objection to cooperation in the excavations of monuments of Chersonesos, a joint creation of the Byzantine exhibition, joint researches. "However, the information released is not just about cooperation, but confirms the export of valuable exhibits from Crimea", - she added.

Also Ukrainian MP is concerned about the incident that occurred overnight into November 17 in Sudak, where collapsed part of the ancient tower of the Genoese fortress.

"Ukraine strongly condemns the Russian Federation’s barbaric seizure and plunder of cultural, material and spiritual historical values of Ukraine", - said Denisova.

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