Cover Osteuropa 1-2/2006

In Osteuropa 1-2/2006

Cooperation and Its Limits
Restitution between Russia and Ukraine

Svetlana Nekrasova

Deutsche Fassung


As successor states of the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation and Ukraine have to coordinate the search for cultural assets and their return. Artistic treasures that were plundered by the National Socialists and returned to the Soviet Union sometimes ended up in another Soviet republic. Disputes over rights of ownership continue to this day. Restitution often falters on the lethargy of the bureaucracies involved and the insufficient exchange of information. However, as a result of cooperation, there are cases in which national cultural assets could be found and returned.

(Osteuropa 1-2/2006, pp. 301–310)