Painting by Aivazovsky .

Among the paintings that the robbers took from the  businessman Alexander Tarantsev’s near Moscow estate, were “The Cossack” by Ilya Repin and the “Ship at Sea” by Ivan Aivazovsky, Kommersant reports. Works by Shishkin, Savrasov and other Russian artists were also stolen.

The robbers took diamond jewelry and antiques, some of which come from the collections of the Russian imperial family. “Russian Gold” company estimated the total damage at more than $ 50 million.

Robbery occurred on January 13 in the early morning. Four gunmen wearing masks entered the manor, located in specially protected health resort. They tied and beat the superintendent – the only person inside the house. Tarantsev himself at that time was on vacation in the U.S.

January 16th, 2011

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Painting by Aivazovsky .

Among the paintings that the robbers took from the  businessman Alexander Tarantsev’s near Moscow estate, were “The Cossack” by Ilya Repin and the “Ship at Sea” by Ivan Aivazovsky, Kommersant reports. Works by Shishkin, Savrasov and other Russian artists were also stolen.

The robbers took diamond jewelry and antiques, some of which come from the collections of the Russian imperial family. “Russian Gold” company estimated the total damage at more than $ 50 million.

Robbery occurred on January 13 in the early morning. Four gunmen wearing masks entered the manor, located in specially protected health resort. They tied and beat the superintendent – the only person inside the house. Tarantsev himself at that time was on vacation in the U.S.

January 16th, 2011

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Russia – $50 Million Art and Gem Theft – NYTimes.com.

The owner of a chain of jewelry stores lost about $50 million worth of paintings, diamonds and antiques in one of the more brazen recent thefts at country homes of the wealthy outside of Moscow. The burglars tied up security guards, retrieved keys from a caretaker’s house and made off with paintings by the 19th-century Russian masters Ilya Repin, Ivan Shishkin and Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian television news reported. Their owner, Aleksandr Tarantsev, said the paintings were insured.

January 16th, 2011

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A collection of paintings, including works by Ivan Shishkin, Ilya Repin and Ivan Aivazovsky, was stolen Wednesday night from the country residence of a Russian businessman, art patron and collector of Russian painting and icons.

Precious artworks stolen from Russian oligarch — RT.

January 15th, 2011

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