In the US there was a painting, stolen from a Ukrainian Museum during the Second world

In Ukraine from the United States returns paintingstolen during world war II.

«The Embassy of Ukraine to the United States with the foreign intelligence Service of Ukraine in cooperation with the FBI implement a procedure for returning the paintings of the artist Mikhail Panin «Secret departure of Ivan the terrible before the Oprichnina», which during the Second world war were removed from the Dnepropetrovsk art Museum, and subsequently was in the United States,» — said on the website of the Embassy of Ukraine to United States in Facebook.

According to Embassy officials, this is the first result of the Ukrainian-American cooperation at the state level in the recovery of cultural heritage illegally exported abroad.

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Posted by Embassy of Ukraine in the USA / Embassy of Ukraine in USA on Friday, December 21, 2018

And here’s the story of the picture.

For 30 years in one of the houses in Ridgefield (Connecticut) hung a large canvas depicting the king bowed, leaving the Kremlin on horseback.

He went to David and Gabby Tracy along with the house, which the couple bought in 1987. Having retired and decided to move to Maine, the couple put it up for sale. They could not imagine that soon it was coming to the FBI, and the picture will go in the distant Ukraine.

The painting was the work of Mikhail Panin «Secret departure of Ivan the terrible before the Oprichnina», which was written in 1911. As told in Prosecutor’s office of the United States, the painting disappeared from the Dnepropetrovsk art Museum during the Second world war.

While it is known only that the picture was owned by a Swiss, emigrated to the United States in 1947, and then sold the house with it in 1962. In the 1980s the owners of the house moved to AZ, sold it (again with picture) David Tracy.

After the FBI confirmed the family Tracy, the picture was genuine, they decided to return it to its rightful owners.

«We never doubted that we must do the right thing. It would be nice one day to go to Ukraine to see this painting in the Museum,» said Gabby Tracy.