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The first panel truck with paintings that were seized in Switzerland entered the grounds of Moscow’s Pushkin Fine Art Museum on Tuesday
The museum’s anxious workers and numerous journalists met it. The paintings from the Pushkin Museum have been exhibited in a museum of the Gianadda Fund in Switzerland’s city of Martigny for five months. The collection of 54 paintings with an insured value of 1 billion dollars, including by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, was seized at the request of the company Noga claiming that Russia has great unpaid debts to it. The court decision was rapidly recalled. According to organisers of the exhibitions, 207,000 visited it. The unloading of boxes with the paintings began immediately. Under rules of transportation and storage of art valuables, the boxes will be opened 24 hours after their being placed into a repository, the museum’s director Irina Antonova told Itar-Tass. “There are six trucks transporting the paintings. Five are to come to Moscow at the end of this week, she said. “We hope the condition of the painting has not changed,” the museum’s chief curator Tatyana Potapova told Itar-Tass. She said that the paintings had been examined in the Gianadda Fund museum where they were kept. “Our colleagues have compiled respective documents and acts,” Potapova said. The paintings were transported in boxes manufactured by the German firm Hasenkamp that specialises in the packing and transportation of art e objects. The boxes maintain a special temperature regime during 36 hours in a contingency, which proved an important asset, as Swiss authorities detained the panel trucks for a few hours, and their engines and climatic devices in compartments were shut down. The second truck with the paintings is expected to arrive in Moscow on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, Potapova said. An experts’ examination of the initial batch of the returned paintings will be conducted on Wednesday using available graphical and verbal descriptions. If necessary, specialists will use binocular rays, and infrared and ultraviolet devices, Potapova said. She said the examination would be carried out in the presence of representatives of the company Spasskiye Vorota that insured the collection
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