KOREIZ VILLAGE (Crimea), November 7. The head of Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, said that the collection of Scythian gold was simply taken away from Crimean museums, without regard for the right.
Earlier, the head of the Crimean parliament, Vladimir Konstantinov, expressed fears that the collection of Scythian gold, which, according to the decision of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, should be transferred to Ukraine, could end up in the hands of frequent Western collectors.
“Why should we continue to sue those who do not adhere to any rules, do not comply with any laws? They simply took it away. They don’t care about the right, they will say that it’s black, that it’s white,” Aksenov told reporters.
Four Crimean museums – the Kerch Historical and Cultural Reserve (which later became part of the East Crimean Reserve), the Central Museum of Taurida, the Bakhchisarai Historical and Cultural Reserve and the Tauride Chersonese – sent in 2013 to Bonn, and then to Amsterdam for the exhibition “Crimea – a golden island in the Black Sea”.
After the reunification of Crimea with Russia in 2014, the Netherlands had a question about who should return the collection to. The Amsterdam Court of Appeal decided on October 26, 2021 that the collection of Scythian gold should be transferred to Ukraine. In January 2022, the museums of Crimea sent a cassation appeal to the Supreme Court of the Netherlands, but it upheld the decision of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal to transfer the collection of Scythian gold to Ukraine.
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