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April 8 (Reuters) – Finland will return to Russia some Russian art performs seized by Finnish customs, the country’s overseas ministry stated on Friday.
Finnish customs had stopped 3 shipments of artwork functions well worth all-around 42 million euros ($46 million) to check out irrespective of whether they had been classed as luxury products and ended up consequently subject to financial sanctions. read through much more
Exceptions for cultural artefacts in the European Union sanction principles will become powerful on April 9, immediately after which the international ministry will grant customs officers permission to launch the art operates, the ministry stated.
The paintings, statues and antiques had been on personal loan from Russian museums in Italy and Japan.
Russian Society Minister Olga Lyubimova previously said the paintings would return to Russia at the weekend.
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Reporting by Reuters staff and Essi Lehto in Helsinki Enhancing by Kevin Liffey and Hugh Lawson
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