“Damaging the painting in the Tretyakov gallery vandal acted under the influence of alcohol

In police interview the man admitted that he came to the Museum specifically to see the “Ivan the terrible” Repin

– A man damaged the painting by Repin “Ivan the terrible and his son Ivan” in the Tretyakov gallery in Moscow, said that he came to the Museum specifically to see the picture before I drank vodka.

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“I came to look at it (picture if), at eight in the evening he went to the bar, wanted to leave, he drank one hundred grams of vodka. Do not drink vodka, that was covered with something”, – he said during interrogation, the video published by the interior Ministry.

To the question whether he is aware of the gravity of his act, the men replied in the affirmative.

In turn, an informed source told “Interfax” that the assailant is a native of Voronezh region.

According to him, the permanent jobs men do not have. “During the investigation, among other things, will set the degree of sanity of men,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

Later informed source told “Interfax” that the man damaged the painting of Repin, is homeless, psychiatric treatment was not involved. “The assailant is a person without a certain residence, but not convicted, on the account in psychiatric institutions was not”, – said the Agency interlocutor.

Despite this, according to sources, the 37-year-old man, there are some signs of inadequacy.

In a press-service of the Museum on Saturday said that the painting is seriously damaged, it is removed from the permanent exhibition.

Earlier it was reported that police detained a man damaged the painting by Repin in “the Tretyakov gallery” – it is a metal bar fence broke the glass of the picture and damaged the canvas. On this fact the investigation Department OMVD of Russia on Yakimanka district of Moscow city (ATC CAO) initiated a criminal case.


The painting “Ivan the terrible and his son Ivan on 16 November 1581” (also known as “Ivan the terrible kills his son”) was written by Ilya Repin in the years 1883-1885.

It was purchased in 1885 by the founder of the Tretyakov gallery, the Moscow merchant Pavel Tretyakov from the author with a traveling show.

Earlier, more than 100 years ago, the picture has already been attacked. January 16, 1913 the painting had suffered from three strokes of the knife, which caused dvadtsatipyatiletnih painter, believer, son of a major furniture manufacturer Abram Balashov, after which the person depicted, the artist had to actually recreate again. The restoration was itself Repin, and Trustee of the Tretyakov gallery, the artist Igor Grabar.

After the attack on the painting in 1913, the painting is under the close supervision of restorers, and since 1927 is kept constantly under glass.

Since the acquisition of the painting “Ivan the terrible and his son Ivan…” are constantly presented in the exhibition of the Tretyakov gallery and is never given out to the exhibition.

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