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Restorers Stole Sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci
28.08.2008 15:55
Restorers Stole Sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci
Hermitage Museum

Saint Petersburg militia undertook measures to return Leonardo da Vincis sculpture to the Hermitage Museum.
      Since April 17 this year the restoration organization Vern had been detaining the sculpture 12 million rubles worth and refusing to give it back to its owner, the State Hermitage Museum.
      As a result of militias prompt actions the place of unlawful retention of the sculpture was ascertained and measures taken to give it back to the Hermitage.
      The 55-year old director of Vern was arrested on charges of stealing the sculpture and proven guilty. As a preventive punishment he had to give a written undertaking not to leave the place.


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