Medina found an unexpected excuse for the theft of the painting Kuindzhi


Vladimir Medinstituta: Sergey Mamontov / RIA Novosti

The Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky convinced that the theft of the painting “AI-Petri. Crimea” Arkhip Kuindzhi from the Tretyakov gallery connected with the growing popularity of museums among citizens. The official said in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia” published on Thursday, January 31.

The head of the Ministry of culture acknowledged that the security system of cultural institutions “may fail” because of the increased attendance of museums. “Our common goal is to find bottlenecks, propose solutions and mechanism to implement it”, — he stressed.

Medina added that in the Tretyakov gallery there will be a comprehensive test. Inspection expect other Federal museums.

On the eve of the network appeared in an interview with accionistas Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who confessed that together with members of the art group “War” has stolen a painting from the Tretyakov gallery on the Crimean Shaft. According to her, the loss still didn’t notice. In the Museum of the word artist was considered an attempt of PR, however, has promised to check the collection.

“AI-Petri. Crimea” has stolen from the Tretyakov gallery on January 27. Unknown in the eyes of the visitors took the artwork off the wall and fled the scene. Later, he was arrested, the painting was seized. It was discovered damaged.

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