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Painting stolen by Nazis stays in Alexandria, for now. Ukraine eventually needs it back

Posted on Nov 15,2019
Filed Under Entertainment , Local Style,

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - A painting of an infamous Russian tsar was once thought lost to the pillages of Nazi Germany -- stolen from a Ukrainian art museum nearly 80 years ago.

But the nearly life-size portrait of Ivan the Terrible recently resurfaced in an American home, identified by the art researchers from Alexandria’s Potomack Company.

"People lived with it for decades, not knowing that it had been stolen from a Ukrainian museum," Potomack CEO Elizabeth Wainstein said. "But we found an old Russian document that listed the painting as destroyed during World War II."

Source Wusa9

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