Select language:

Austria to return to Russia antique rarities stolen by Nazis

 / Главная / Russkiy Mir Foundation / News / Austria to return to Russia antique rarities stolen by Nazis

Austria to return to Russia antique rarities stolen by Nazis


Photo credit:

The exhibits that were stolen by the Nazis from Soviet museums during the Great Patriotic War will be returned 75 years after the victory. All these years antique rarities were in the collection of the Salzburg Museum. They were taken out of the Krasnodar Territory in 1943, the Pobeda RF website reports.

Prior to that, three antique vases and five bas-reliefs were kept in Temryuk, in the local historical and archaeological museum.

The initiative to return the rarities ​​belongs to the director of the museum Martin Hochleitner. He came up with this idea about a year and a half ago. To date, all documents have already been signed.

The head of the Russian embassy in Austria Dmitry Lyubinsky discussed the transfer of valuables with the head of the federal state of Salzburg Wilfried Haslauer and the director of the Salzburg Museum. During the negotiations, the Austrian authorities confirmed that the exhibits would be returned by the end of 2020. The ceremony is scheduled for next month, it will be held in Salzburg.

Russkiy Mir

News by subject


According to a recent study by the Oxford Internet Institute of Oxford University, 750,000 Russian companies sold software to the UK alone in 2018. According to a recent report by the Center for Economic and Business Research, one of the UK's leading economics consultancies, Russia's economic performance has been evaluated as better than the Western one by many indicators. Having reviewed the report, a Japanese expert wrote that the “IT Kingdom" had been formed in Russia.
The second centenary of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s birth will be widely celebrated not only in Russia but also in Germany. The German-Russian Institute of Culture in Dresden has launched the Year of Dostoevsky in Germany project. Dr. Wolfgang Schälike, chairman of the board of the institute, spoke about the events planned and how interest in the writer facilitated bridge-building between our countries.