Aivazovsky painting stolen from Russia in 1976 found in Switzerland
MOSCOW, September 29 (RAPSI) – A painting by famous artist Ivan Aivazovsky stolen from a Russian museum in 1976 has been found at a Swiss auction, Irina Volk, the official representative of Russia’s Interior Ministry, announced on Friday.
Aivazovsky’s “View of Revel” (originally titled “Sea”) was removed from the auction sale as a result of cooperation between Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) for Russia and authorities of Switzerland, the statement reads.
The work on returning the painting to Russia is underway.
The painting dated 1845 was stolen from the Dmitrov Kremlin Reserve Museum in 1976. The cultural value’s assessed cost is over $1 million.