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Crimea will hinder the sale of “Scythian gold,” the permanent representative said

SIMFEROPOL, March 16 Crimea will notify auction houses in the West and the international community about the list of the collection of artifacts of “Scythian gold” in order to exclude their sale on the black market, Georgy Muradov, the permanent representative of the Republic of Crimea to the President of Russia, Deputy Prime Minister of the regional government, said in an interview.
“It is unacceptable for exhibits to be illegally taken out of Ukrainian territory and sold without the consent of museums. At the same time, we take into account that well-known auction sites are trying to comply with the legislation prohibiting the sale of museum exhibits without their consent. We will monitor this closely. We will do everything possible, so that museum artifacts are not illegally alienated and end up in the hands of “black traders,” we will notify the wide international community about the list of our museum exhibits and ask them for assistance in returning illegally seized values,” Muradov said.

In October 2023, Crimean museums filed claims with the ECHR after the decision of the Dutch courts to transfer the collection to Ukraine. Lawsuits have been filed against the Netherlands and Ukraine.
The essence of the complaint is an indication of a violation of the rights of museums under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights (restriction of access to justice due to the refusal of the Dutch judicial system to appoint legal representatives for museums and lack of impartiality on the part of the Dutch courts), Article 1 of Protocol 1 to the ECHR (unreasonable interference Ukraine and the Netherlands in the exercise by museums of their property rights), Article 18 (a purely political motive for Ukraine’s actions to return exhibits to its territory) and Article 13 (lack of accessible means for museums to protect their property rights from illegal actions and decisions of Ukraine).
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 an exhibition in 2013 to Bonn, and then to Amsterdam ” Crimea is a golden island in the Black Sea.” After the reunification of Crimea with Russia in 2014, the Netherlands faced the question of 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 to Ukraine. In November 2023, the Allard Pearson Museum in Amsterdam confirmed that it had transferred the collection to Kyiv.


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