Germany demanded from Russia to return exported cultural objects
Germany demanded that Russia return the cultural values exported from its territory after the Second world war. Talking about it to "Izvestia" referring to the message of the German Embassy in the Russian capital.
The Embassy stresses that cultural objects cannot be used as compensation for war losses, citing the Hague rules of warfare of 1907.
The most famous objects, which Germany hopes to return, the finds of Heinrich Schliemann and Eberswalde treasure, and thousands of unique gold objects and ornaments Dating back to the IX century BC.
residence of the Ambassador also recalled that in 2017, four cases of the return of Russian cultural objects from Germany. For example, the story is About the pictures, taken in 1944 from the Gatchina Palace, emphasizes the print edition. Thus, the German side still calls such art "trophy," whereas in Russia they are called " displaced ".
As said the publication of the special presidential envoy for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi, no exchange of cultural values can not be, as long as the two countries have no established healthy political dialogue.
He also recalled that in Russia there is a law of 1998 " On objects displaced in Russia in the end of the Second world war and its consequences ", according to which a Large number of these pieces of art are now considered cultural heritage of Russia and have no opportunity to be re-exported or transferred to other countries.
Shvydkoi added that during the war, was destroyed, looted and taken out of the USSR of hundred thousand cultural objects, and returned to the present moment only a few dozen of them.