Arrested the thief of the paintings of Kuindzhi


Photo: Telegram-channel “Museum snob”

The staff of the Ministry of internal Affairs together with FSB of Russia in hot pursuit detained a suspect in the theft of paintings Kuindzhi from the Tretyakov gallery. It is reported TASS with reference to the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Irina Volk.

According to her, the suspect was a 31-year-old male, who was arrested in the village of Zarechye, Moscow region. He said that he hid the stolen painting on the territory of construction object in the Odintsovo district. The painting was seized by militiamen.

About the theft of the painting Arkhip Kuindzhi “AI-Petri. Crimea”became known earlier on January 27. The painting was stolen in front of the visitors. Until the last moment, everyone thought that the painting was taken away by the employee of the Museum.

With the footage was received a portrait of the thief: a young man 25-30 years old, of Slavic appearance, tall, with light brown short hair. Was dressed in blue jeans and a dark blue turtleneck. At themselves it was a plastic bag.

According to a source “Interfax”, the alleged kidnapper of the picture, escaped in a white Mercedes M-class.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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