Moscow â¢ The sale of nine Soviet-era masterpieces that fetched $3 million at a London auction in 2014 is causing uproar in Moscowâs art community, where it was largely perceived as a theft of the family jewels.
The sale of the paintings, one of which now has a place of pride in a Moscow oligarchâs private museum, has triggered a criminal investigation.
There also has been a push to re-nationalize the collection that once belonged to a Soviet artistsâ trade union. The dispute has also made it muc...
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