Director of the Russian Ethnography Museum Vladimir Grusman hopes that the stolen showpieces from the museum collection will be found. He spoke about in an interview with RIA Novosti on Wednesday.
According to Vladimir Grusman, on Sunday night criminals penetrated into the museum's restoration rooms through the window on the ground floor and stole four exhibits, which were under restoration. The theft was discovered only on Monday morning.
The stolen exhibits once belonged to hunters: a Saami knife, a home-made flint rifle, a piece of a hunter's national dress, a Turkish yataghan and a Khevsur sabre.
The museum's purchasing commission has estimated the price of the stolen exhibits at 14,000 dollars, Vladimir Grusman stressed.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko had a telephone conversation with US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan