Five Stolen Levitan Paintings Recovered

"Railway Stop" (1885), one of five stolen Levitan paintings that have been recovered.

“Railway Stop” (1885), one of five stolen Levitan paintings that have been recovered.

The Russian Interior Ministry announced on 28 December 2016 that all five paintings stolen from the Levitan House-Museum in Plyos in August 2014 have been recovered in two raids on the outskirts of Moscow and Nizhni-Novgorod. The five paintings–“Ravine Behind a Fence,” “Quiet Stream,” “Railway Stop,” “Backwater,” and “Roses”–have an estimated value of $1.27 million. Three men, wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies, were arrested. Additional details in English and in Russian.

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