The picture and icon were wet due to the leaking roof in the repository of the Russian Museum

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In the collections of paintings of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, wet painting and an icon. About it reports “Interfax” on Tuesday, February 12.

It is noted that the artwork is damaged due to the fact that the building start leaking roof. “Adopted by the special control mode, set the duty of the custodians of the funds at the weekend,” — said the source Agency. He added that after the incident, all roofs cleared of snow and convened conservation Council.

Because of a leak hurt the film F. Reichert “Portrait of Alexander II”, written in 1862, and the icon of the XVII century “Miracles of the virgin of Tikhvin”. In the Museum urged not to worry about the safety of the paintings and promised that the icon will show on 21 February at the exhibition “the Fall of the Russian middle Ages”.

27 Jan from the Tretyakov gallery stole the painting Arkhip Kuindzhi “AI-Petri. Crimea”. The next day, the thief was detained, but the works of art seized. Later it discovered distressing. Then Director of the museums Department of the Ministry of culture Vladislav Kononov has told, that on the restoration of works of art will bring together experts of the Russian Museum.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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