Russia has refused to return to Poland painting, taken to the Soviet Union during the war

works of art that demand to return the power of the Polish — Russian heritage, they will remain in our country. This statement was made by the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation. What is the dispute?

evidence of the loss of works of art is still there, and the list of pictures rather vague. The Polish foreign Ministry so far only hinted to Russia that the paintings taken from Nazi Germany occupied the territories to the territory of the USSR, it was time to return. The time has come when in Europe began actively to rewrite the results of world war II.

“It’s not just the redistribution of the art world, this redistribution of the postwar world”, — said the head of the Department of museums, Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation Vladislav Kononov.

For the web provocation will fit, but officially, nothing belonged to Poland. This base is nothing Poland can not convey.

the lists are the German Hans Holbein, painter from the Netherlands, Pieter Bruegel, the German artist Antoine Peng, another German Lucas Cranach — the elder and the pole, however, German-born Daniel Schultz. “Girl with a dove” by Antoine pan listed for many years in a private collection, and “Madonna Glogowski” Soviet soldiers literally saved from destruction by the Nazis.

“Madonna is unique in that is represented without a halo. And the baby’s halo either. She was in Głogowska Church. The war was saved from the Germans and taken to the Soviet Union,” says art historian Sergei Zagraevsky.

While the details and circumstances of the disappearance of most of the pictures (take the “Forest landscape” by Bruegel the elder) from the territory of Poland not so much. At least for claims at the level of the Ministry of foreign Affairs is definitely not enough.

“Forest landscape” by Bruegel is a good thing. Need to figure out how she disappeared, how he came to the territory of Russia. Such hasty statements should definitely decide on fromsmoother interstate Museum commissions,” commented art historian Sergei Podstanitsky.

Even if not to take into account the fate of all the paintings, the main argument of Russia (if this is the case do we need arguments): all the paintings is the so — called displaced cultural values, that is taken by the red army in compensation for the damage caused by German troops. Taken after the victory over fascism. However, the victory that poles are increasingly trying to rewrite or, worse, to forget.