The director of the Mariupol Museum of Local Lore previously reported the destruction of 95% of the museum fund =”The Museum of Donetsk informed about the receipt of paintings by Kuindzhi from Mariupol” />

The Art Museum in Mariupol

Several paintings by Arkhip Kuindzhi and Ivan Aivazovsky were temporarily removed from the Mariupol Art Museum (a branch of the Mariupol Museum of Local Lore) and transferred to the Donetsk Republican local history museum. This was reported to TASS by the director of the Donetsk Museum Marina Maksimchuk.

“There are several paintings by Kuindzhi and Aivazovsky. "Autumn. Crimea» Kuindzhi, “Red Sunset” Kuindzhi, the cost of which can reach $ 1.5 million, or “Elbrus, or the mountains of the Caucasus.” Another painting by Aivazovsky, whose name is not indicated, — she said.

RBC sent a request to the Donetsk Republican Museum of Local Lore.

The day before, Ekaterina Dmitrichenkova, a senior researcher at the Donetsk Museum's department of research and stock work, spoke about the evacuation of the paintings. She told the Donetsk News Agency (DAN) that about 2,000 exhibits had been brought to Donetsk from the Mariupol Museum and its branches, including original paintings by Kuindzhi and Aivazovsky. Dmitrichenkova noted that the task of the museum— ensure the safety of the exhibits, they will be returned to the galleries upon request.

Director of the Mariupol Museum of Local Lore Natalya Kapustnikova said on April 26 that 95% of the museum fund was destroyed as a result of hostilities. As DAN reported, Kapustnikova, citing local residents, claimed that the building of the local history museum was set on fire by militants of the nationalist battalion “Azov”. (recognized as extremist and banned in Russia) even before the start of active hostilities.

Mariupol Art Museum named after A.I. Kuindzhi is located on Georgievskaya Street in Mariupol. In addition to the works of the artists, there were paintings by his contemporaries, including Ivan Aivazovsky, and expositions telling about the life and work of Kuindzhi. The local history museum is located on the same street.

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In early April, the mayor of Mariupol, appointed by the DPR authorities, Konstantin Ivashchenko, said that up to 20% of the city's housing stock could not be restored, and 70% of houses received some damage . The Mayor of Mariupol, recognized by Kyiv, Vadim Boychenko, said that 90% of the infrastructure in the city was damaged, 40% of which cannot be restored.

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