This Thursday, the Finnish Customs Agency reported that it had confiscated Russian border items Three shipments of works owned by Russian museums of artThe sanctions against Moscow following the invasion of Ukraine included the Hermitage.
Artworks The value of the insurance company was around 42 million EurosLast weekend, they were taken at the Vaalimaa Border Cross (southeastern Finland), as they were being transported by road through the Nordic Country to Russia.
These are according to the Finnish Customs AgencyA dozen Russian museums had loaned paintings, sculptures, and antiques to the museum.including the Hermitage at Saint Petersburg, which will be exhibited in art galleries throughout Italy and Japan. They will then be returned to the institutions they belong.
“The value according to the insurer is around 42 million euros, but There are works of incalculable importance.”, said Sami Rakshit, director of the agency’s customs control department, at a press conference.
The confiscated items were transferred to a storage facilitysecret in Helsinki, they are expected to remain there at least until sanctions against Moscow are lifted by the EU.
Finnish authorities have seized works of art and other items.About twenty luxury yachts This could be Russian oligarchs who are included in the European sanctions.