Olga Rumyantseva

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Kazimir Malevich

Books: Confiscated Malevich material to be revealed as his autobiography finally comes to light

First ever complete edition of avant-garde artist’s writings appearing in five volumes

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Restitution

Interview with Mikhail Shvydkoi on funding and restitution: “Sausage meat is not acceptable. Only culture in exchange for culture is valid”

Russia’s Deputy Culture Minister speaks about the need to establish a new cultural identity in the new Russia

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Looted art

Stolichny bank buys war booty

Russian bank revealed as major investor in the art market

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Looted art

The creation of a Russian-German Commission for the return of works of art: The Russian will to return war booty exists, the necessary laws do not

Long delays are foreseeable as approaches to restitution vary in both countries

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Restitution

Yeltsin’s Commission for Restitution begins work this month to legalise and declassify war booty

This includes finally addressing the disputed Koenigs Collection

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Looting

Looted art publicly acknowledged by Soviet Minister of Culture

A commission will be set up at Gorbachev’s behest to look into cultural property removed to U.S.S.R.