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The Russian Foreign Ministry fears the complete loss of the Scythian gold transferred to Kyiv

Ukraine (, - In Russia, it is not ruled out that the collection of Scythian gold transferred to Ukraine may be completely lost. This was stated by the director of the first European department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Artem Studennikov.

“Now we see how icons are being taken out of the Kiev Pechersk Lavra. Items from Ukrainian museums are allegedly moved for storage to museums in a number of European countries,” RIA Novosti quotes a department representative.

“That is why we have every reason to believe that the Crimean artifacts may suffer a sad fate - we cannot exclude that they may be lost,” Studennikov concluded.

Let us remind you that the Allard Pearson Museum in Amsterdam confirmed the transfer of cultural property, known collectively as “Scythian gold”, to Ukraine. “All remaining artifacts from the exhibition ‘Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea’ were transferred to Ukraine and delivered to the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in Kyiv,” the museum said.

According to the State Customs Service of Ukraine, the total weight of the collection is 2,694 kg.

As reported, Russia may appeal to the European Court regarding the decision on Scythian gold transferred to Ukraine, said the special representative of the Russian President for international cultural cooperation, Mikhail Shvydkoy.

The Dutch court specifically decided to return the collection to Ukraine, and not to Crimea, knowing full well that the current Kiev regime will give everything to the West, said Russian Foreign Ministry official Maria Zakharova.

The Ukrainian authorities are actually robbing their own people, since objects of art and cultural property are being taken out of Square from state museums, and not from private collections, the diplomat noted.


Stolypin’s ashes can be contributed to the “exchange fund” with Russia - Ostapenko

Ukraine (, - The ashes of the Prime Minister of the Russian Empire Pyotr Stolypin, who was killed in Kyiv in 1911 and buried in the Lavra, can be entered into an “exchange fund” with Russia. Director of the State Museum-Reserve “Kievo-Pechersk Lavra” Maxim Ostapenko stated this in an interview with TSN.

He believes that the time has come to discuss what to do with Stolypin's remains.

“One idea is to put it in an exchange fund. We have living heroes who are in captivity, we have our Ukrainian prominent figures who are buried within the Russian Federation, abandoned and no one knows where they are. If we say that the process of real independence of Ukraine has begun, it should begin, among other things, with the return of our symbols and our figures,” Ostapenko said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry fears the complete loss of the Scythian gold transferred to Kyiv