Deputy advised Russian Museum to get rid of Evgeniya Vasilyeva’s paintings
The Chairman of the Standing Committee on Education, Culture and Science of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Maksim Reznik said that the former official Evgenia Vasilyeva's creativity is well-known due to the Oboronservis case.
The Chairman of the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly Maksim Reznik said that throwing Evgenia Vasilyeva’s paintings out would be the right thing to do for the Russian Museum.
"Do not they purchase Kisa Vorobyaninov’s Sower as well? Fantastic degree of degradation. Is Madam Vasilyeva not getting her share? They’d better throw her paintings on the scrapyard. I’m no expert in the fine arts, but the story is nasty. Vasilyeva is a notorious corruptionist. Why does not she hang those paintings in her apartment? It's disgusting that people like her have the nerve to assert themselves, trying to be public. We are well aware of Vasilyeva’s creativity on the example of the Oboronservis case," Maksim Reznik said.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian Museum had taken custody of Vasilyeva’s triptych Transcriptase at the personal request of Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky.
Let us recall that after the trial under the case of embezzlement in the Ministry of Defense, former defendant Vasilyeva conceived a passion for painting, music, and literature. She recorded a solo track, released a volume of poetry, and conducted an exhibition of her paintings. In September 2016, it was reported that Vasilyeva was admitted to the Faculty of Arts at the Moscow State University.
The former Head of the Department of Property Relations of Russian Ministry of Defense Evgenia Vasilyeva became widely known in 2012 in connection with a corruption scandal in the Ministry of Defense, was the reason for the resignation of Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov. In May 2015, she was sentenced for swindling to five years in prison; in August, the court granted the petition for Vasilyeva’s release on parole. It was reported that she repaired the damage in the amount of 200 million rubles.
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