The customs workers detained a US citizen in Khabarovsk (a city in the Russian Far East) international airport on Tuesday for an attempt of smuggling. When he registered the documents for Khabarovsk-Seoul flight the Red Star combat Soviet order and two 18th century coins were found in his luggage.
The rarities were not mentioned in the declaration, and the American citizen did not mention them when answering questions.
The combat orders, according to the Russian legislation, should not be a part of any collection and are categorically prohibited to be taken away from the country.
According to representatives of the Khabarovsk customs house, launching of the criminal case for the attempt of smuggling is being discussed.