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Photo: “Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan” painting after the attack in the Tretyakov Gallery

The restoration of the canvas will cost 10 million rubles.

Representatives of the Tretyakov Gallery showed a picture of Ilya Repin “Ivan the Terrible and his son Ivan November 16, 1581” (also known as “Ivan the Terrible kills his son”) – for the first time after the attack on it.

Photo by Sergei Vedyashkin, City News Agency "Moscow"
Photo by Sergei Vedyashkin, City News Agency “Moscow”

Museum staff noted that the canvas was not insured, because the law did not require it. In their words , the restoration of the painting would cost the state museum at 10 million rubles, and then it will close the armored glass. Help with restoration proposed the St. Petersburg State Hermitage.

May 25 37-year-old visitor of the Tretyakov Gallery Igor Podporin attacked the picture: he broke the protective glass and damaged the canvas in three places. The attack also suffered a historical frame in which the canvas was located. After that, the picture was withdrawn from the permanent exposition of the museum.

Against Podporin opened a criminal case under article 1 of Article 243 of the Criminal Code (“Destruction or damage to cultural heritage sites”). The court postponed the consideration of his arrest to May 29.

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