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The Russian Federal Security Service and the National Central Bureau of Interpol in Russia have returned to Belgium a stolen painting costing about 1 million euros
According to the press service, "Landscape with a Burning Church" by 17th century's Flemish painter Reyckaert was returned to the Belgian embassy in Moscow. "The paintings was stolen from a Belgian museum in 2000. The Russian Federal Security Service and National Central Bureau were involved in the search," the press service said. Checking the Russian Auction at Sotheby's Internet catalogue, Interpol officers found a number of paintings stolen from Belgium. Among them was Ivan Aivazovsky's landscape stolen in 1995. The painting was withdrawn from the auction for identification. According to the press service, three out of 138 Russian icons seized by German policemen from Israeli citizen Dzhanashvili were stolen in Russian territory. "The check is underway. Russian experts are likely to arrive in Germany to carry out an ultraviolet examination of the icons," the press service added. At the moment the Interpol is searching for 18 cultural values stolen in Russia.
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