According to the City Council, the Local Lore and Art Museums were left without their collections, which were the cultural heritage of the city and the region. The institutions themselves were destroyed.
“Russian barbarians stole original paintings by (Arkhip) Kuindzhi and Ivan Aivazovsky, unique icons and historical exhibits,” says the report.
The city council added that the Nazis also acted the same way 80 years ago.
“They robbed museums and took everything. Russians confidently repeat their tactics, but under a different flag and slogan,” added the city council.