Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The museums of the Crimea appealed the decision on the transfer of Scythian gold to Ukraine – RBC

Chinese box discovered in the tomb of a Scythian woman The first century ad.

Photo: Peter Dejong/AP

the Decision of the Dutch court on the transfer of Scythian gold Ukraine appealed to the Crimean museums. After the 2014 Crimea became part of Russia, their right to a collection declared as Kiev and Moscow

Crimean museums filed a brief appeal against the decision of the District court of Amsterdam on the transfer of the collection of Scythian gold Ukraine. About it “RIA Novosti” said the lawyer Anastasia Sivickaja representing the Crimean museums in court. This information she also confirmed in an interview with RBC.

the Lawyer said that the appeal brief was filed on January 16, and the detailed text will be provided later. The terms of the complaint will be determined by the court, she added.

In February 2014 in the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam opened the exhibition “Crimea: gold and secrets of the Black sea”. She was represented in the archaeological finds Dating from the VI century BC to VII century ad — jewelry, utensils, weapons and statues found during excavations on the territory of Crimea. The collection includes 583 exhibit, of which only 19 belonged to the Museum of historical treasures of Ukraine in Kiev, and the other to the four museums of the Crimea.

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the Dispute between Moscow and Kiev about the affiliation of the collection of Scythian gold arose after the referendum held on 16 March 2014, Crimea was annexed to Russia.

In mid-December 2016 the District court of Amsterdam ruled that the collection must be transferred to Kiev. According to the court, the Crimea could not declare the gold for its cultural heritage, because it is not a sovereign state. So make the decision, who owns the gold — the National Museum of history of Ukraine and the Crimean museums, had a Ukrainian court, considered in the District court of Amsterdam.

the Court also obliged Ukraine to pay €111 thousand to compensate for temporary storage of Scythian gold in the Museum in Amsterdam. Another €2.8 thousand have to pay the Crimean museums to offset the costs.

the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko welcomed the decision of the Dutch court with the words “Crimea is ours”. According to him, the court order showed that Ukrainian is not only a collection of gold, but also the Peninsula.

In turn, the Minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky said that the decision of the Netherlands “unprecedented” and said that the transfer of Scythian gold Ukraine will be “kidnapping”.

At the same time, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, answering the question about whether the head of state to take this question under control and to speak on this occasion, said that this is not “question the President” and the topic dealt with by the Russian authorities.


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