Icons of Doubtful Provenance

The Main Administration of Internal Affairs of Saint Petersburg and Leningradskaya District is checking up the origin of a series of orthodox icons of the 19th century. Two citizens of the Republic of Belarus inserted an advertisement offering icons for sale in a city newspaper. The price was acceptable but it turned out difficult to find a buyer.

Meanwhile the advertisement interested the police. «The sellers» were arrested. They didn’t say anything about the origin of the icons. In case they turn out to be stolen, the detained men will be tried for theft.

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Published in: on January 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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