Date: 8 months ago   Category: Incidents

The court left under arrest the man who has damaged Repin's picture in Tretyakov gallery - RIA Novosti, 9/25/2018


MOSCOW, 25 Sep — RIA Novosti. Zamoskvoretsky Court of the capital till October 26 has prolonged arrest term to the resident of Voronezh Igor Podporin who has damaged the picture "Ivan the Terrible and Son His Ivan" in the Tretyakov gallery the press secretary of court Aemilia Gil.© RIA Novosti / Anton Denisov has reported to RIA Novosti to Pass into an image bank the Vandal has explained why he has cut Repin's picture "the Court has satisfied the petition of the investigation for extension of a measure of restraint" — she has told. On the twenty fifth of May at 20:55 before closing of the Tretyakov gallery Podporin has broken to already empty hall of Ilya Repin and "Ivan the Terrible and the son his Ivan" has put on the glazed cloth several blows with a metal rack of a protection. Serious damages are put to a picture: the canvas is torn in three places in the central part on a figure of the tsarevitch, the author's art frame has strongly suffered from glass. The most valuable part of a picture — the image of persons and hands of the tsar and the tsarevitch — isn't damaged. The police requalified Podporin's business with the first on the second part of article 243 Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, now threatens him to six years of imprisonment. The accused motive of the actions has explained with the fact that Ivan the Terrible, according to it, is canonized, and therefore the picture offends feelings of believers.

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