By AnnaDanko


Published: March 29, 2012

Paintings returned to their places in the museum


All 54 paintings that in November of this year, tried to arrest the Swiss firm Noga, returned to their places in the permanent exhibition of the Pushkin Museum. On Thursday reported in the main storage of the Pushkin Museum. Pushkin. "These are things of the exposure, so they all returned to their seats," - said an employee of the museum. According to her paintings hang in various rooms, but you can recognize them on a special red tags on the labels.

The collection of paintings by French artists from the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, the insurance cost is estimated at $ 1 billion, was arrested in Switzerland at the request of two of the company Noga. The exhibition "French Painting from the collection of the Pushkin Museum in Moscow" held in the Swiss town of Martigny Gallery (Canton of Valais) from June 17 to November 13, 2005.

The first pictures of the arrest of 11 November was canceled. However, when a machine with pictures of November 16 is directed toward the Swiss border, Noga had time to file another lawsuit, and the collection was re-arrested. The arrest was made later the same day a special decision of the Government of Switzerland. December 25 all the pictures that were under arrest in Switzerland, arrived in the Pushkin Museum.

The trial between the Swiss company Noga and the Russian government began in the early 1990s. In 1991-1992, the Russian government signed several contracts with Noga for about $ 1 4 billion, according to which the company undertook to supply food and fertilizer in exchange for oil. Since then, both parties argue that the conditions of the agreement of the hostile party. Under the agreement Russia was responsible for the execution of contracts with their property. In 1993 the Russian government terminated the contract, and Noga filed a lawsuit to recover from the Russian debt of approximately $ 680 million in 2000 Noga made in France, the arrest of accounts of the Central Bank of Russia and the Russian sailing ship "Sedov", and in 2001 attempted to arrest the Russian planes on the Air Show in Le Bourget. But then the bills were unlocked, and the arrests of the property deemed illegal.

/ / RIA "Novosti"
December 9, 2005





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