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Germany called on Russia to return exported cultural objects

Германия призвала Россию вернуть вывезенные культурные ценностиThey were removed after the Second world war

Berlin, in particular, intends to return the finds of Heinrich Schliemann and Eberswalde treasure, which was taken after the Second world war.

Germany urges Russia to return cultural values, exported from German territory after world war II. On Thursday, December 20, the newspaper reported the news, citing the German Embassy in Moscow.

The Embassy pointed out that cultural objects should not be used as compensation for war losses, citing the Hague rules of warfare of 1907.

The most famous objects that Germany expects to return − the finds of Heinrich Schliemann and Eberswalde treasure, and thousands of unique gold objects and ornaments Dating back to the IX century BC.

In the German Embassy stressed that Berlin, in its turn, is ready to continue talks on the return of Russian heritage in the territory of Germany.

The special envoy of the Russian President for international cultural cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi said that there is no exchange of cultural values can not be, as long as the countries have not established a healthy political dialogue.

He also recalled that in Russia there is a law from 1998 About the values, moved to Russia in the Second world war and its consequences, according to which the vast majority of art objects now considered cultural heritage of Russia and may not be exported or transferred to other countries.

Also, according to Shvydkoi, at the time the Soviet Union returned to Germany, more than 1.6 million units of storage of works of art.

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