Poland will demand from Russia to return some valuables stolen during the USSR

Poland will demand from Russia to return some valuables stolen during the USSR

Poland will require Russia to return some valuables stolen during the USSR

Poland will provide Russia with seven more statements about the restitution of works of art exported to the USSR during World War II.

"To this day, many Polish museums have empty frames – a symbol of Polish losses in the war. We are opening a national campaign “Empty Frames”, which aims to recall the works of art and memos stolen during the Second World War by both German and Russian invaders, – said Deputy Prime Minister, head of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Piotr Glinsky.

According to him, Poland will never stop searching for and returning cultural property stolen during the war. According to international law, Russia is obliged to return Polish cultural property stolen during the war.

"Cases of theft of cultural property do not lose prescription – not only in the ethical and moral dimension, but also in the field of international law,” Glinsky noted.

The Vice Prime Minister stressed that the stolen works of art were identified in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts. A. Pushkin in Moscow: one painting from the pre-war collection of Vilyanov, one – from the Poznan collection, three – from the pre-war collection of the Czartoryski estate in Holuchov, one painting – from Lodz and one – from Wroclaw.

In addition, according to Glinsky, special plaques will be placed in 12 cities across Poland, which will remind of the Polish wars in the field of culture.

Prepared by: Nina Petrovich< /p>