Krymchanin revealed the cause of the theft of paintings Kuindzhi


Denis Chuprikov Frame: video of the MIA of Russia / RIA Novosti

32-year-old Denis Chuprikov confessed during interrogation that he stole the painting Arkhip Kuindzhi “AI-Petri. Crimea” to sell and pay off debt. On Tuesday, January 29, the newspaper “Kommersant”.

According to the newspaper, the suspect was a welder and mechanic by training, not a connoisseur of painting, could go on the offense to order. The man claims that he decided to steal spontaneously.

Security outdoor cameras video surveillance, the police found that the thief with the painting gone from the Tretyakov gallery in a white Mercedes SUV. Breaking the plates of the car they found that it was the company “Megapolis”, the CEO of which is a Chuprikov.

According to base “SPARK-Interfax”, in 2017, the revenues of LLC “Megapolis” engaged in wholesale and retail trade amounted to 5,112 million rubles, and expenses 5,784 million rubles.

According to the source “” in law enforcement, 29 January the consequence plans to address in court with the petition for arrest Chuprikova.

The suspect also administered psychological and psychiatric examination to determine his sanity and whether he uses drugs or psychotropic drugs.

In December 2018 Chuprikova arrested for drug possession, but later released on his own recognizance. He was also fined in the Mozhaisk district of the Moscow region 31 a thousand rubles for the appearance of the street drunk and swearing. He Chuprikov then explained his action by evacuation of the car, difficulties in obtaining credit and the quarrel with his wife.

The native of Feodosiya police was arrested in his own house in the village Zarechye (Moscow region). There was found the stolen painting.

The attacker stole the painting Arkhip Kuindzhi “AI-Petri. Crimea” in the eyes of visitors on January 27. He walked over to the painting, removed it from the wall, took out the frame and disappeared. Witnesses to the crime, took the thief by the employee of the Museum.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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