The painting was stolen from vyaznikovskogo art and history Museum in the Vladimir region in 2013.
Employees of the interior Ministry of Belarus in detention of group of drug traffickers discovered that they have stolen in the Russian painting of Ivan Shishkin.
Drug control found the detainees 552 ecstasy tablets, about 250 grams of cocaine and more than 300 grams of hashish. In the car of malefactors discovered canvas, signed “I. Shishkin. 1897”.
“According to preliminary information, the painting “the Forest. Eating” was brought to Belarus in order to show the potential buyer from Europe, however, the parties do not agree on the price, and the transaction did not take place. Prior to that, she [the painting] have been exhibited at illegal Internet auctions,”- said the law enforcement officials.
The press service of the Belarusian Ministry of internal Affairs noted that the cost of the blade can reach two million dollars, but the attackers were willing to “sell her for a sum far below the real” — 100 thousand euros and three kilograms of cocaine.
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