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Dutch museum perplexed over where to return borrowed Crimea gold
Dutch museum perplexed over where to return borrowed Crimea gold

The curators of an Amsterdam museum that has hosted an exhibition of Crimean gold since February probably never anticipated the tumultuous events that have complicated the return of the borrowed artifacts. Four of the five museums from which the collection was gathered were in Ukraine's Crimean territory at the time the display was assembled and delivered to the Allard Pierson Museum for the Feb. 7 opening of "Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea." But weeks later, Russian President Vladimir Putin sent troops into the strategic peninsula to secure Russian military facilities leased from Ukraine, and on March 18 he annexed the territory to Russia after a widely...

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