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Cultural Properties from Mezhyhirya and Sukholuchcha Will Be Transferred to Museums

As part of the application of sanctions against Viktor Yanukovych, the High Anti-Corruption Court, by its decision, transferred the historical, cultural and material properties from the residence Mezhyhirya and the hunting lodge Sukholuchcha to the ownership of the state. Currently, the Government has identified the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy as the body responsible for the seized cultural values. These are 537 items. A significant part of them represents a high cultural and artistic value.

“Removed cultural values should belong to all Ukrainians. Preservation of these objects for society, their study and public presentation is an absolute priority of our national museum policy. We plan to transfer the objects to specialized museums, in particular those that were destroyed as a result of Russian aggression and those that were looted by the Russians,” said Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine.

Currently, the assets recovered by court decision from Mezhihirya are stored in the National Art Museum of Ukraine. Next, MKIP must make a decision on the transfer of valuables for permanent storage to specific institutions. The decision of the ICIP is preceded by the decision of the Expert Fund Council on the issue of the free transfer of seized or confiscated cultural values, turned into state income in accordance with the law.

Among the extracted properties from Mezhyhirya:

paintings by famous artists. In particular, “View of Feodosia on a moonlit night” by I. K. Aivazovsky, “View of Anio Valley near Tivoli” by K. Morgenstern and others;

books – Apostle (Acts and messages of the holy apostles), published by the printer I. Fedorov in 1574 in the city of Lviv and others,

icons – “Our Lady of Obedience”, performed at the beginning of the 19th century in the city of Athos, “Resurrection of Christ with holidays”, performed at the end of the 19th century, “The Virgin of Kazan”, performed in the 19th century in Russia, “Christ the Almighty”, performed at the end of the 19th – of the beginning of the 20th century, “Old Testament Trinity”, executed at the end of the 18th – beginning of the 19th century in the workshop of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra;

vases, wooden sculptures, a floor clock in the style of Louis XV, made in 1765 in France, a coin with the image of the Cross of Euphrosyne of Polotsk and inserts made of artificial stones, a commemorative medal “Image of Our Lady of Kazan”, a set of commemorative medals “B commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the victory in the war of 1812”, the reliquary with the relics of St. Victor, sheet 61 of the “Special Map of European Russia” (current territories of modern Donetsk, Luhansk, Kharkiv regions), author I.A. Strelbytskyi, made in 1921 in Russia, a pot from the Trypil culture period.

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