SAINT-PETERSBURG, 26 October. /TASS/. Russian Museum refused to accept his collection of paintings of the former head of Department of property relations of the Ministry of defense Evgenia Vasilyeva, which was given to him as a gift.
“Today in the Russian Museum was held the meeting of the expert stock-purchasing Commission, which decided to reject the acceptance of a gift of works by E. N. Vasilyeva “Transcriptase” (triptych) in connection with the discrepancy of the collecting practice of the Museum,” said TASS in the press service of the Russian Museum. The author offered to take pictures for two weeks.
Earlier, representatives of the Museum noted that the pictures were taken for temporary storage on a common basis, as all works presented to the Museum by artists and collectors. The decision on inclusion of new exhibits in the Museum collection collectively taking stock-purchasing Commission, which is composed of about 30 experts.
it is Known that Vassiliev studied painting, as well as directed music videos and wrote poetry while under house arrest.
the Presnensky court of Moscow on may 8, 2015 sentenced five defendants in the case “Oboronservis” (was under the control of the Ministry of defence – approx. TASS) to punishment ranging from 3.5 to five years of imprisonment in a General regime colony. Yevgeny Vasilyev was sentenced to five years imprisonment. According to the court verdict, the amount of damage, which initially amounted to 3 billion rubles, was reduced almost to 647 million rubles. This is due to the fact that 2.2 billion rubles was returned to the state the consequence before the start of the trial.
the Total amount of civil suits against the defendants amounted to little more than 216 million rubles, which already compensated the father Vasilyeva. 25 Aug 2015 sudogodsky district court of Vladimir region has satisfied the petition of protection and has released Vasilyev parole.