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Russia Increases Fine for Destruction of Cultural Monuments from $1,200 to $20 Million

Russia Increases Fine for Destruction of Cultural Monuments from $1,200 to $20 Million

on July 18, 2013, 6:00 am / in archaeology law, cultural property law, Legislation, Russia

Russia has introduced legislation to take effect next month that will increase the maximum penalty for destruction of or damage […]

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Putin Wears “Happy Smile” to Return Ancient Books to Jewish Group

Putin Wears “Happy Smile” to Return Ancient Books to Jewish Group

on June 19, 2013, 11:12 am / in ancient texts, archaeology law, cultural property law, Israel, Jewish Issues, Litigation, Museums, Repatriation, Russia

There has been a long-running US-based legal conflict between Russian and the Jewish Chabad-Lubvitch movement, based in Brooklyn, over a […]

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Russia Lists Historic Mansions for Public Auction

Russia Lists Historic Mansions for Public Auction

on January 22, 2013, 9:00 am / in archaeology law, Auction Houses, cultural property law, Museums, Preservation Initiatives, Russia

There are currently 150,000 architectural monuments in Russia. According to Russian culture minister Vladimir Medinsky, a majority of them are […]

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Obama Administration Decries Civil Sanctions on Russia Over Unlawfully Retained Manuscripts

Obama Administration Decries Civil Sanctions on Russia Over Unlawfully Retained Manuscripts

1 on September 20, 2012, 9:00 am / in Museums, Russia

It appears as though Jewish sect Chabad holds an unenforceable judgment against Russia. Chabad initially brought suit in US federal […]

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ICE Returns Historic Documents Stolen Amidst Soviet Breakup to Russia

ICE Returns Historic Documents Stolen Amidst Soviet Breakup to Russia

on February 28, 2011, 7:18 am / in archaeology law, Auction Houses, cultural property law, Repatriation, Russia

On Friday, the US handed over a trove of historic archive documents that were stolen after the Soviet breakup and […]

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