ICE returns Stalin letter, Peter the Great decree and more to Russian Federation

03 Mar 2016 10:14 AM | Anonymous

ICE returns Stalin letter, Peter the Great decree and more to Russian Federation

ICE returns Stalin letter, Peter the Great decree and more to Russian Federation

ICE returns Stalin letter, Peter the Great decree and more to Russian Federation

ICE returns Stalin letter, Peter the Great decree and more to Russian Federation

MOSCOW – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) returned twenty-eight documents from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries to the Russian Federation. The documents were stolen from Russian State Archives and listed for sale by auction houses, art galleries and individuals. All of the returned items were recovered by HSI offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco between 2006 and 2012. The ceremony was attended by U.S. Ambassador John Tefft, Ms. Galina Khabibulina, Deputy Head, Department of Servicing Arrangements, Rosarchive, Ms. Tatiana Goryacheva, Director of the Russian Government Archive of Literature and Art, Ms. Alexandra Olegovna Arakelova, Director, Department of Education and Science, Ministry of Culture, and HSI officials. 

https://www.ice.gov/news/releases/ice-returns-stalin-letter-peter-great-decree-and-more-russian-federation

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