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Germany: Three 19th century religious icons returned to Russian authorities01:54

Germany: Three 19th century religious icons returned to Russian authorities

Germany, Frankfurt
September 25, 2015 at 10:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

After years of lengthy negotiations, three 19th century Russian religious icons were returned by German authorities to the Russian embassy in Frankfurt on Friday.

The three icons: "Trehruchnitsa," "Vladimir Mother of God," and "Jesus Christ" were handed over by Frankfurt Public Prosecutor Dr Albrecht Schreiber to Russian General Consul Alexander Bulay.

The icons, which were stolen some years ago from Russia, were returned after a request made by the Russian embassy.

Germany: Three 19th century religious icons returned to Russian authorities01:54
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After years of lengthy negotiations, three 19th century Russian religious icons were returned by German authorities to the Russian embassy in Frankfurt on Friday.

The three icons: "Trehruchnitsa," "Vladimir Mother of God," and "Jesus Christ" were handed over by Frankfurt Public Prosecutor Dr Albrecht Schreiber to Russian General Consul Alexander Bulay.

The icons, which were stolen some years ago from Russia, were returned after a request made by the Russian embassy.