Three years of jail for stealing a box full light of the day in Moscow

They catch the thief Russian who stole a box in front of visitors in a gallery A court in russia has sentenced the crimeo Denis Chuprikov to three years in pri

Three years of jail for stealing a box full light of the day in Moscow
They catch the thief Russian who stole a box in front of visitors in a gallery

A court in russia has sentenced the crimeo Denis Chuprikov to three years in prison for stealing in January last, the picture of the landscape of Russian Arjip Kuindzhi , "Ai-Petri. Crimea", in the full light of the day of the Tretyakov Gallery of Moscow.

The judge Elena Averchenko, the court Zamoskvoretski Moscow, ruled condemn Chuprikov by an article of the Criminal Code of Russia referred to the theft of an article particularly valuable that was damaged or destroyed, reported the agency Interfax.

The State Prosecutor had requested four years in prison for the man in a maximum security prison, while the lawyer of the convicted person, Svetlana Gorbunova, asked the court for a suspended sentence to argue that the degree of public danger of the crime committed by his client was "exaggerated".

The box Kuindzhi (1842-1910) was stolen on 27 January, the day of the birthday of the painter, during a retrospective of his work in the Russian capital.

According to showed the security cameras installed on the premises, Chuprikov, confused with an employee of the gallery, and approached the canvas, pulled it out of the frame, and went calmly to the place before the present had time to suspect anything.

later the man was arrested by Russian security forces, which indicated the place, on the outskirts of Moscow, where he had saved the oil.

The Ministry of Culture reported then that the picture of Kuindzhi, painted between 1898 and 1908, he suffered some damage to "negligible" in the form of "chafing" as a result of "a barbaric move-in" and that it would be restored by experts.

During an interrogation at the police Chuprikov confessed that decided to steal the box, valued at a million of dollars, to pay some debts.

last year, a man attacked in the Tretyakov Gallery the painting "Ivan the Terrible and his son" of the famous Russian painter Iliá Repin, causing serious damage to the oil and generating a debate on the need for stricter safety measures in museums and raising the punishment for vandalism against works of art.

Updated Date: 26 September 2019, 09:01

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