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Latest News - #The situation with the Scythian gold collection

Russia follows the trial of the "Scythian gold", said the Ambassador

Russia closely followed the consideration in the district court of Amsterdam in the case of the Crimean collection "Scythian gold" and hopes that the judges will decide on the return of this cultural heritage of the Crimea, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Russian Ambassador to the Netherlands Alexander Shulgin.

"We are closely following the case (about the Crimean collection "Scythian gold" - ed.). In our opinion, the decision of the District court of Amsterdam in 2016, according to which Dutch Museum handed over the artifacts to Ukraine, and not the real owners, was unreasonable and created a bad precedent for cultural exchanges around the world. The court of appeal of Amsterdam overturned the verdict in 2019, but the trial continues," the Ambassador said in response to the question of how Russia evaluates the trial of the "Scythian gold" by a Dutch court.