MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Two paintings from the collection of the Moscow-based State Tretyakov Gallery and a painting from the permanent exposition of the Abramtsevo Museum-Reserve, which have returned to Russia after an exhibition in the Italian city of Udine, are in satisfactory condition, Tretyakov Gallery curator Tatyana Gorodkova told reporters on Tuesday.
"An examination confirmed that these artworks, which returned home after a long journey, are in satisfactory condition," she said following an examination conducted by experts.
The paintings were put on display at an exhibition dubbed The Form of Infinity that took place at Udine’s Museum for Modern Art between October 16, 2021, and March 23, 2022.
On their way back to Russia, the artworks were designated as sanctioned cargo when going through customs control on the Finnish border. However, the European Commission said later that Russian items, which had been involved in European exhibitions, did not fall under the European Union’s sanctions on Russia. The exhibits crossed the Russian border on April 9.