On March 14, the Yerevan Russian Art Museum hosted opening ceremony of exhibition dedicated to the return of genius painter and Russian modern art patriarch Mikhail Vrubel’s stolen painting ‘Demon and Angel with Tamara’s Soul’.
Mikhail Vrubel masterpiece ‘Demon and Angel with Tamara’s Soul’ was stolen from the Russian Art Museum (Professor A. Abrahamyan’s collection) 23 years ago in 1995. And in March 2017 the painting put on the international wanted list, was detected by the Russian intelligence services. Later, on November 15, 2017 in scope of the Armenian Days in Russia events, Russian President Vladimir Putin handed it to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan in Vrubel Hall of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. However, before the painting was returned to the museum, it was restored for over 8 months at the Tretyakov Gallery by Inna Konstantinovna Solovova.