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Stolen Levitan paintings returned to Plyos Museum

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Stolen Levitan paintings returned to Plyos Museum



Masterpieces by Isaac Levitan stolen three years ago were finally returned home, IA Interfax informs. According to Ministry of Internal Affairs, an official ceremony of handing the paintings to the Plyos state museum-reservation workers was held the day before in the building of Levitan Hall cultural center. The hall was constructed about one hundred fifty years ago and renovated in 2011 – 2012. The renovation budget was about 1, 75 million US dollars.

Criminals got into the museum building located in Ivanovsk Region at the end of summer in 2014 and stole five paintings by the renowned landscape master, such as Ravine over the Fence, Quiet River, A Way Station, River Expanse and Roses. The total cost of the stolen masterpieces equaled 1, 35 million US dollars.

At the end of last year, the suspects in the theft were arrested. Fortunately, all paintings were already found. The suspects in these crimes were residents of Nizhny Novgorod of 33 and 37 years old. Together with them, police also detained a 29-year-old resident of one of the Neighboring countries under investigation.

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