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Russian Culture Ministry Restitution Of Cultural Property To Germany Out Of Question

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Sputnik 20 December 2018
By Mohammed Ali

There can be no discussion about returning cultural property that was removed from German territory following World War II, Vladislav Kononov, the head of the museums department of the Russian Culture Ministry told Sputnik Thursday.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 20th December, 2018) There can be no discussion about returning cultural property that was removed from German territory following World War II, Vladislav Kononov, the head of the museums department of the Russian Culture Ministry told Sputnik Thursday.

Earlier in the day, the Izvestia newspaper reported, citing sources in the German Embassy in Moscow, that Berlin intended to call on Russia to return the cultural property that was removed from the country's territory during the war and post-war years.

"There can be no discussion about the return of cultural property ... This issue should not even be raised. There can be some intergovernmental agreements or exchange deals, but the question of returning what was fixed in 1945 should not be raised," Kononov said.

According to Kononov, Russian museums do their own searches for artifacts that could have been stolen during WWII and purchase them using either their own funds or the national budget.


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