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$400,000 violin stolen from Russian violinist in Austria

$400,000 violin stolen from Russian violinist in Austria
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A violin worth $400,000 has been stolen in Austria from a violinist of
the orchestra of Russia’s famous Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theater,
local police said on Sunday.

The musical instrument was stolen on Saturday afternoon from the hall
of a hotel in Voesendorf near Vienna, the police said.

A young woman left the violin, made by Italian master Rogeri in 1697,
for custody with her male colleague and went for shopping. However,
the man was constantly distracted by searches in the Internet and
failed to notice the thief.

The hotel hall has no video cameras and was visited by a lot of people
on that day, which makes the search for the thief difficult, the
police said.

On top of that, the violin was not insured, the police said.

VIENNA, April 18 (RIA Novosti)

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