Country: Russia

Russia's Hermitage Museum recognized as victim in embezzlement case


RAPSI, 12th May 2017.

Stunning Ice Age rock art vandalised by modern graffiti


Olga Gertcyk, The Siberian Times, 11th May 2017.

'Mammoth Man' detained as he smuggled tusk pieces under his clothes

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 8th May 2017.

Russian performance artist granted political asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 8th May 2017.

How an art museum in Russia became the target of Kremlin police raids


Nick Holdsworth, Christian Science Monitor, 3rd May 2017.

Booming trade in mammoth ivory fuels fears over elephants

(China; Russia)

Neil Connor, The Telegraph, 2nd May 2017.

Wreck of Nazi ship believed to have been carrying priceless stolen artwork when it was sunk in 1943 by a submarine attack is discovered close to Crimea

(Russia; Ukraine; Germany)

Fionn Hargreaves, The Daily Mail, 28th Apr 2017.

Auction of Soviet art triggers probe; art market on guard


Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 27th Apr 2017.

Mammoth tusk haul seized by Chinese customs

(China; Russia)

BBC News, 13th Apr 2017.

Russia's regional collections get left out in the cold


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 6th Apr 2017.

Hermitage boosts security after St Petersburg metro bombing


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 5th Apr 2017.

Deputy director at Hermitage put under house arrest


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 30th Mar 2017.

Russia's oriental museum takes custody of Roerich paintings seized in fraud probe


TASS, 16th Mar 2017.

Cleaning house: Russian oligarch loses $150million selling four paintings from his famous art collection after bulldozing the $95million Palm Beach estate he bought from Donald Trump


Jennifer Smith, The Daily Mail, 9th Mar 2017.

Medieval, modern looters destroy most mummies in Russia's Yamal — scientist


TASS, 10th Feb 2017.

Hermitage storage centre searched by FSB agents


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 4th Feb 2017.

Belarus plans to return Shishkin's painting to Russia

(Belarus; Russia)

Belarus News, 30th Jan 2017.

Warning of vandalism to mammoth graveyards in Arctic from unscrupulous bone hunters


Olga Gertcyk, The Siberian Times, 25th Jan 2017.

German collector appeals Briullov painting seizure in Russian Constitutional Court


RAPSI, 18th Jan 2017.

Russian Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Seeks Political Asylum in France

(Russia; France)

Alyssa Buffenstein, ArtNet News, 16th Jan 2017.

Three suspects in theft of Levitan paintings from museum arrested


RAPSI, 28th Dec 2016.

Miami Heat doctor sues store over fake Russian collectibles

(United States of America; Russia)

Rebecca Rosenberg, New York Post, 28th Dec 2016.

Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia

(Russia; Germany)

Hili Perlson, ArtNet News, 28th Dec 2016.

Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead in Ankara art gallery

(Turkey; Russia)

Shaun Walker, The Guardian, 20th Dec 2016.

Did Russia meddle in recent US art theft legislation?

(United States of America; Russia)

Rich Tenorio, The Times of Israel, 16th Dec 2016.

Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

BBC News, 14th Dec 2016.

Crimea's Scythian Treasures Become Political Football

(Netherlands; Russia; Ukraine)

Phil Butler, Argophilia, 14th Dec 2016.

These Sifrei Torah made it through hard times in Poland, Iraq, Portugal, Russia and elsewhere, before being reborn in new communities.

(Israel; Iraq; Poland; Portugal; Czech Republic; Russia)

The Jerusalem Post, 24th Oct 2016.

Treasures of the Black Sea turn into political hostages

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Stas Sokolov, DW, 6th Oct 2016.

The future of 'Scythian gold' to be finally decided on Dec. 14

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Ukraine Today, 6th Oct 2016.

Lost and found: 5 pieces of Dutch Golden Age art have been recovered after a 10 year hunt

(Ukraine; Netherlands; Russia)

Susannah Polk, CNN, 5th Oct 2016.

Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church

(Russia; Italy)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 30th Sep 2016.

Peeved Protester Throws Pee at Censored Photo Show in Moscow


Carey Dunne, Hyperallergic, 28th Sep 2016.

How the journey of a Rembrandt masterpiece ended here in the North Country

(United States of America; Russia)

Brian Mann, North County Public Radio, 21st Sep 2016.

Art. Passion. Politics.

(United States of America; Russia)

Edward Goldman, Huffington Post, 13th Sep 2016.

The Mammoth Pirates


Amos Chapple, Radio Free Europe, 25th Aug 2016.

Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery under fire over Crimean loans in blockbuster show

(Russia; Ukraine)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 19th Aug 2016.

Another attempt to find Amber Room fails in Poland

(Russia; Poland)

TASS, 12th Jul 2016.

Russian Protest Artist Stripped Of Havel Prize Over Support For 'Partisans'


Tom Balmforth, Radio Free Europe, 8th Jul 2016.

Amber Room not found in Poland so far — explorers

(Poland; Russia)

TASS, 15th Jun 2016.

Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky released from custody with $15,000 fine


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 8th Jun 2016.

Moscow Roadworks Damaging Archaeological Remains, Activists Say


The Moscow Times, 6th Jun 2016.

Russian art historian cleared of fraud over forgery sale


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 27th May 2016.

KGB prison doors given questionable cultural heritage status


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 19th May 2016.

Dissident Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Found Guilty by Moscow Court


Henri Neuendorf, ArtNet News, 19th May 2016.

Berlin's lost Renaissance sculptures rediscovered in the Pushkin Museum

(Russia; Germany)

Catherine Hickley, The Art Newspaper, 19th May 2016.

Russia builds military camp near ancient site in Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Associated Press, The Daily Mail, 17th May 2016.

Estonia hands over stolen Viking-era sword to Ukraine (photos)

(Ukraine; Estonia; Russia; Belarus)

Ukraine Today, 14th May 2016.

Russia and Syria Use Palmyra as a Stage for Political Theater

(Syria; Russia)

Jennifer MacKenzie, Hyperallergic, 13th May 2016.

Italian police recover jewels stolen in €3m heist organised by Russian woman

(Italy; Russia)

AFP, The Guardian, 14th Apr 2016.

Turkey 'probing Russia claims on antiques'

(Turkey; Syria; Russia)

Press TV, 8th Apr 2016.

Billionaire Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev Denies 'Panama Papers' Allegations


Eileen Kinsella, ArtNet News, 6th Apr 2016.

Islamic State nets up to $200 million a year from antiquities: Russia

(Syria; Russia)

Louis Charbonneau, Reuters, 6th Apr 2016.

Panama Papers: Dmitry Rybolovlev used offshore company to hide art from wife, leaked documents reveal


Cristina Ruiz, The Art Newspaper, 4th Apr 2016.

Yale Can Keep Van Gogh Masterpiece as Supreme Court Rejects Appeal

(United States of America; Russia)

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg, 28th Mar 2016.

Russian deputy culture minister detained on embezzlement charges


Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 15th Mar 2016.

Landmark Fabergé loan show scuppered by rising political tensions

(United States of America; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 10th Mar 2016.

Secret flight path of the Parthenon statue

(United Kingdom; Russia; Greece)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 9th Mar 2016.

Van Gogh Legal Battle - From Soviet Union to Supreme Court

(United States of America; Russia)

Ingrid Burke, The Moscow Times, 7th Mar 2016.

'This is living antiquity': the director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra

(Syria; Russia)

Sophia Kishkovsky, The Art Newspaper, 7th Mar 2016.

Never Too Late: US Gives Back Historic Documents Stolen From Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Sputnik News, 3rd Mar 2016.

US Returns Stolen Historic Documents to Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Patrick Reevell, ABC United States, 3rd Mar 2016.

U.S. will return stolen historical documents to Russia

(Russia; United States of America)

Yelena Chernenko, Russia Beyond the Headlines, 26th Feb 2016.

Rare $3 million painting by French master Jean-Léon Gérôme returned after 70 years


The Siberian Times, 25th Feb 2016.

Hunt for Russia's missing Amber Room turns to Czech castle

(Czech Republic; Russia)

Derek Scally, The Irish Times, 16th Feb 2016.

Historic mosque attacked in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

World Bulletin, 12th Jan 2016.

Van Dyck painting found in Istanbul

(Turkey; Georgia; Russia)

Hurriyet Daily News, 8th Jan 2016.

Widespread forgery of avant-garde artist exposed at Russian Art Week


Claudia Barbieri Childs, The Art Newspaper, 7th Jan 2016.

ISIS claims responsibility for attack on tourists at ancient fortress in Russia's Dagestan


RT, 31st Dec 2015.

Shooting at ancient citadel in Russia's Caucasus, one dead


Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Yahoo News, 30th Dec 2015.

Russian foundation wrongfully called $800K painting fake: suit

(United States of America; Russia)

Kathianne Boniello, New York Post, 20th Dec 2015.

Ill-Gotten Treasures of Ancient Crimea Are Flooding eBay

(Ukraine; Russia)

Damaris Colhoun, Atlas Obscura, 30th Nov 2015.

Major seizure of woolly mammoth tusks and precious stones bound for China

(Russia; China)

The Siberian Times, 25th Nov 2015.

The Auction Gavel Finally Falls in the Wake of a 17-Year Battle Over Malevich Restitution

(United States of America; Germany; Russia)

Julie Baumgardner, Artsy, 6th Nov 2015.

Why can't Soviet stolen art be recovered, but Nazi theft can?

(Russia; United States of America)

Noah Feldman, Financial Review, 23rd Oct 2015.

Legal battle continues over man's claim to Yale's Van Gogh 'The Night Cafe' painting

(United States of America; Russia)

Ed Stannard, New Haven Register, 16th Oct 2015.

U.S. judge fines Russia $43.7 million in diplomatic feud over Jewish collection

(Russia; United States of America)

Spencer S. Hsu, The Washington Post, 13th Sep 2015.

Hermitage Museum vulnerable to vandalism as police end protection


Ukraine Today, 28th Aug 2015.

Russian police find pieces of bas relief believed stolen by right-wing group


Irina Titova, CTV, 28th Aug 2015.

Portrait of Putin as a Simpsons Character Stolen From Moscow Exhibit


The Moscow Times, 27th Aug 2015.

Plan to Withdraw Police From Russia's Museums Sparks Fears


Ivan Nechepurenko, The Moscow Times, 23rd Aug 2015.

Russian police find stolen paintings worth $114,000


News.Az, 19th Aug 2015.

Artifacts from Crimean Museums Are Held Hostage by Politics

(Ukraine; Russia; Netherlands)

Nina Siegal, The New York Times, 17th Aug 2015.

A Museum Survives in Crimea

(Ukraine; Russia)

Masha Lipman, The New Yorker, 3rd Aug 2015.

Putin puts Crimean archaeological site under federal control

(Ukraine; Russia)

Associated Press, Daily Herald, 1st Aug 2015.

Criminal case opened on 'damaging world's oldest wooden statue'

(Russia; Germany)

The Siberian Times, 29th Jul 2015.

The National Museum: Gilded threads of gifting and looting

(India; Russia)

Nayanjot Lahiri, Hindustan Times, 24th Jul 2015.

Jewish Woman Works to Return 100 Torahs Ransacked by Nazis

(United States of America; Russia)

Sol Rieger, JP Updates, 6th Jul 2015.

Isis-looted treasures seized en route to Russia

(Syria; Finland; Russia)

YLE, 5th Jun 2015.

Jewish Heritage Group to Publish Photos of Nazi-Plundered Hungarian Torahs Stashed in Russia

(Hungary; Russia)

The Algemeiner, 4th Jun 2015.

Sotheby's Cancels Auction of Stolen Aivazovsky Painting

(Russia; United Kingdom)

Asbarez, 2nd Jun 2015.

Sotheby's puts famous Russian painting on sale despite claims it was stolen

(Russia; United Kingdom)

RT, 31st May 2015.

Russia asks Britain to block auction of 'stolen' painting


Reuters, 30th May 2015.

Putin Returns Nazi-Looted Icon to Greek Prime Minister

(Russia; Greece)

The Moscow Times, 9th Apr 2015.

Russian court to hear case against Navalny's associate accused of painting theft


Diana Gutsul, RAPSI, 18th Mar 2015.

Fake Ancient Egyptian artefact used by Tsar Alexander III of Russia sold to buyer from Denmark at Folkestone auction

(United Kingdom; Russia; Denmark)

Matt Leclere, Kent Online, 3rd Mar 2015.

Elgin marbles are not political pawns

(United Kingdom; Greece; Russia)

Tifanny Jenkins, The Scotsman, 6th Dec 2014.

Parthenon marbles loaned to Russian museum

(Russia; Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith, The Guardian, 5th Dec 2014.

Parthenon marbles: Greece furious over British loan to Russia

(Russia; Greece; United Kingdom)

Helena Smith, The Guardian, 5th Dec 2014.

Russia's Supreme Court upholds sentence in Gutenberg Bible theft case


RAPSI, 4th Sep 2014.

Five Levitans stolen from art museum


Ukraine News Agency, Interfax, 5th Aug 2014.

Russia sentences secret agents over theft of Gutenberg Bible


BBC News, 6th Jun 2014.

Russian ministries set to return Scythian gold collection back to Crimean museums

(Russia; Ukraine)

Voice of Russia, 12th Apr 2014.